How to stay focused?
Make this an absolute tippy top priority! Make this your job, your mission. Make it SO important (because it is) that to not adhere to healthy eating habits would be down right insane. Make it out of the question to eat any other way. And of course set yourself up for success - get rid of all junk - all of it. When faced with temptations out of your home, your trigger foods - MAKE THEM DEFINITE NO'S
. No maybe just one bite, should I?/shouldn't I? No decide ahead of time that you will stay away from "off" foods. Let your wants and desires for those foods dry up. But DO make sure to plan ahead and ALWAYS have healthy food options - ALWAYS. Keep a WELL stocked home - take foods with you. Eat often, avoiding that hungry, munchie feeling.
Ask yourself a set of questions or choose one before you eat anything:
-Is this going to get me closer to my goals – or further?
-How will I feel after
I eat it?
-Why is it more important for me to eat it, then to lose the weight?
-Is it really worth it?
- Can I live without it? Do I really need this?
Make this/these/one of em' your mantra.
People ask me all the time how I lost 165 lbs when they can't seem to lose even 5 and I tell them very simply - I DECIDED to. Decide to do this. Commit to do this. Be willing
to put forth the continuous effort needed to do so. Don't stop till you get to your goals - and it CAN be done.
And yes, break down the numbers. Make a game of it. Work on 10 lb chunks at a time. Chip away and chip away at those numbers, focus on those good eating habits and watch the pounds melt off of you.
Work past the initial temporary discomfort of establishing new habits - and stand back and be prepared to AMAZE yourself. Just AMAZE yourself. Push yourself. Elevate yourself to new heights. Reach. Stretch. Learn. Grow. Prosper. Discover who you were intended to be.