One of the things that has helped me be a successful weight loser and in keeping it off is writing out my goals and sharing it with other people.
I've spoken a few times about my girlfriends on Group and I have spoken about the Nutrisystem forum that helped me through the weight loss.
It was an intricate part of my journey and still is … why do you think that is? My thoughts are because these people are in the same boat as myself trying to lose or trying to maintain. If you surround yourself by those people you become more motivated, smarter about food and learn a lot about yourself . You can even strike a close friendship, I did with Kris on Nutrisystem and we talk everyday!
I have grown so much in the last 6 months its amazing. I am eating all natural foods and am cooking on a regular basis just because of learning so many things from others. If I didn't spend hours on the weekends blogging and reading I have no idea where I'd be right now. I can't imagine doing this alone and succeeding. I suppose there is a good chance in succeeding on your own, but I have to think there's less of a chance of it.
When I write out my goals or my plans to my Group it gives me strength, it gives me motivation to stick to it because it gives me accountability for myself and if I don't stick to it I know they will hold me accountable and they should!
If you know someone who is trying to lose weight or is struggling with their health, pass them on to my blog or someone else maybe that is all they need to know there are others out there surviving the weight obesity epidemic.
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