Rewriting Your Weight Loss Story
By Ali Struhs
October 8, 2014
You’ve probably thought about taking that first step in your weight loss journey each time you looked at a picture of yourself, stepped on the scale, or tried on clothes in a dressing room, but life can get messy, busy, and in the way of committing to your new healthy lifestyle. Instead of making more excuses and trying yet another failed fad diet, here’s how to rewrite your weight loss story and find success with our weight loss program.
Take the first step
Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight, so set realistic expectations. You won’t lose 10 pounds in a week, but you might start seeing progress in just a couple of weeks if you eat right, change bad habits, and work out. Know your schedule, what you’re capable of, and then take charge. Set rewards, a new schedule, and a new plan for your weight loss journey. Even if you begin by walking in the morning before work, or replacing one unhealthy craving with a piece of fruit, you’ll be on your way to finding success.
Set your emotions to the side
Both gaining and losing weight can take an emotional toll, especially if you’ve tried multiple times to lose weight. Instead of riding an emotional rollercoaster and getting frustrated when those first 10 pounds don’t come off of the scale easily, set your emotions to the side. Write down why it is you want to start your weight loss journey – whether it’s for your family, your own health, to fit in skinny jeans, or to run a half marathon with your spouse. Don’t let fear or past failures get in the way of working toward your goal. Focus on the practical end result of a healthier you, and you will be able to rewrite your story.
You’re not alone
Build a support system of friends and family to help you along your weight loss journey. Explain to them why it’s important for you to succeed and how they can support you. They might even want to join you in their own quest for weight loss. Also, as a member of Jenny Craig you will always have the support you need with a consultant who can help you plan meals and activities, set goals, give advice, and keep you accountable. If at any point you begin to notice your motivation start to wane, you can speak to a consultant who will help you get back on track and overcome any challenges you are facing.