I love the quote Dr. Phil uses to open the book:
Change can come in either of two important ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.
For me, it's some of both that needs to happen. It's not all about deprivation and giving things up.
I also really like that you don't need willpower - this is a way of programming yourself for success. As soon as I try to turn on willpower, I rebel against myself, as crazy as that seems. "Nobody's gonna tell me what I can't eat!" - even if that nobody is ME!
In the get-real expectations section, I actually did calculate my waist:hip ratio. I have seen this talked about many times, but never got out the tape measure and did it. My number is 0.987 when for women it should be less than 0.8! This also made me see my waist measurement. Dr. Oz and others have talked a lot lately on tv about a woman's waist should be 35 or less for good health, otherwise you have a lot of visceral fat around your organs. Mine is FIFTY inches.
I am not going to write all my goals down here, but my weight goal is 175 for this year (lose 3 lbs a month), then 155 for 2009 (2 lbs a month). Then we'll see if I think I need to go lower. This is very slow loss, but I am still breastfeeding my baby and I need an attainable goal, so many times in the past I have set my goal too high and gotten discouraged too quickly.
In the readiness section, I scored an 18 (Zero Hour)! The last time I started this book, I was only at a 14 (Crossroads).
My goal is to post a key a week and discuss that key all week.