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October 2014

Motivation Series - Monthly Review!


                                                          Motivation Series
                                   "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

1. If you want to crave more healthy food, you have to eat more healthy food. Studies show we crave what we eat.

2. It's much easier to control your hunger when you are not hungry. Eat often!

3. You have 24 hours to eat right and exercise, but will you do it? That is the question.

4. Don't make an excuse for all the excuses you made to excuse yourself from exercising. Try to do better this week.

5. It's better to keep good health than try to heal from not living a healthy lifestyle.

Motivating Tip
You are what you eat, how could you not be? Healthy eating habits are the first step to a healthy life. Add exercise to that and you've got yourself a winner!

Motivating Quote
"The heal in health speaks for itself."
M2M









Delicious Diary Entry - My Diary Review!

 
                                                 Delicious Diary Entry
                            "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

1. Be willingly to try new experiments to see what works for you. Even if it doesn't work, you will learn something about yourself.

2. When you realize you have the power to change what you have done your entire life, that's very empowering.

3. If you like weight loss coaches you are going to love Coach Cupcake. She teaches you how to have your cupcake and eat it too, and still lose weight. Coming soon!

4. It's funny how we can see weight on everyone but ourselves.

5. Don't try to save calories by not eating breakfast, because you will be more likely to eat it for dinner.

Lifestyle change of the week!
Everyone is different, what works for you may not work for the next person. The key to finding out what takes the weight off is the perfect strategy for you. It's all trial and error! Find what works and keep doing it.

Motivating Quote
"Trial and error leads to success."
M2M









Motivation Series - Craving Good Health!

                                             
                                                     Motivation Series
                                "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

Imagine craving good health like you crave a big bag of chips? Now that would make life a lot easier. But the truth is, we crave sweet, salty, crunchy, gooey, more than we crave good health. We love food, it makes us feel good and it taste so good. But when we feed every craving we have, it can lead to weight gain which can lead to poor health. To keep those cravings in check, try skipping every other craving you have. That's right, if you satisfy one craving, then skip the next one. Just because you have a craving, doesn't mean you have to feed it, you could choose to ignore it and let it pass.

Motivating Tip
When a craving strikes, strike back with a plan of action. Try to get your mind on something else - music, phone calls, read, dance, etc. Remember, whatever you focus on expands. So take your mind off food and on something else, and watch the craving go away.

Motivating Quote
"A craving is a nudge to eat when you are not hungry."
M2M



Delicious Diary Entry - New Experiment!



                                                     Delicious Diary Entry
                                   "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
                                          



My name is Ms. Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
                                         

Dear Diary: New Experiment!

Super Size-It Sally:

Our coaching session went well today. No drama to report, things have settled down, at least for now. Our coach gave all of us a new experiment to try for two weeks. To help us tackle our cravings we are going to record how long we can hold out before giving in to the craving, write down the time. Then the next time we have a craving, we are suppose to try and beat the last recorded time. The hope is that we become better and better at resisting our cravings. It almost becomes a game, and makes it fun and a challenge all at the same time.

Low-Calorie Lucy:

We loved this new experiment because we all have cravings that we would like to get under control. I use to give in as soon as a craving hit, I would not even try to resist it. I almost felt like it was out of my control, and there was nothing I could do about it. I am a little better now but I still need some help in this area. If I can get my cravings for salty chips under control I could lose a lot more weight. That is my favorite snack food, I keep a bag in my car in case a craving hits while I'm driving. I know that's not a good thing, and I hope this experiment will help me.

Lifestyle change of the week!
Trying new things helps you find out what works for you and what doesn't. There is power in what you find out, if it helps you keep doing it, if not at least you now know what doesn't work for you. Keep Trying!

Motivating Quote
"Trying something new is the old way to success."
M2M






Motivation Series - Control Yourself!

 
                                                         Motivation Series
                                  "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

Taking control of your eating is not as hard as you may think. The key is to not allow yourself to get too hungry. When you get too hungry all self control goes out the window, up in a puff of smoke. But when it's time to eat and you are not so hungry that you can't think straight, you are able to stay in control and make healthy choices. Waiting too long to eat is a recipe for disaster. It's much easier to stay in control while you have control. So, think ahead, plan ahead and eat ahead of your hungry to stay in control!

Motivating Tip
The recipe for success is to eat small and often.This means you will not get so hungry you lose all self control and over eat. And that my friend is the key to losing weight and keeping it off. Stay in control!

Motivating Quote
"Control your hunger and your hunger won't control you."
M2M





 

 

Delicious Diary Entry - Coaching Session Gone Wrong!

            

                                          Delicious Diary Entry
                      "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
                                          



My name is Ms. Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
                                         

Dear Diary: Coaching Session Gone Wrong!

Super Size-It Sally:

Our Coaching session got off to a good start but then something went terribly wrong. Mary-Mac &Cheese came in complaining about her life and her weight. The coach had one question for her - what are you going to do to change it? Her answer surprised us all, she said that's what I'm paying you for. Well, that started the ball rolling and the words flying. It got out of hand and when it was all said and done the coach was the bad guy. She had to blame someone and it wasn't going to be herself.

Low-Calorie Lucy:

Sometimes it's just easier to blame others for our problems. It's easier to blame than to fix. It takes much more effort to actually do something about it. I know because that use to be me. I told everyone how miserable I was with my weight, but would not take the first step to lose it. One day my coach told me the choice to change it was on me, she could guide me through the process but couldn't do the work for me. It was up to me. I didn't want to hear that, it even made me mad, until I realized that was a good thing because it meant I had the power to change it all. The power to change was mine and why would I want to give that power to someone else?

Lifestyle change of the week!
Don't wait for someone to change your life for you, you will be waiting forever. Take charge of your own life and your own weight. You already have the power, why not use it.

Motivating Quote
"The power to change is a change in power"
M2M










Motivation Series - Do This, Not That!

   
                                                      Motivation Series
                                "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

Do This:

1. You have 24 hours today, include some exercise.

2. You have 24 hours today, eat delicious healthy food.

3. You have 24 hours today, be kind to yourself.

4. You have 24 hours today, get plenty of rest.

5. You have 24 hours today, what will you do with it?

Not That:

1. Don't forget to move your body, that's what it was made for.

2. Don't eat too much junk food, you will feel like junk.

3. Don't be too hard on yourself, give yourself credit for trying.

4. Don't underestimate the power of sleep. It's good for your health and weight.

5. Don't waste a perfectly good day.This is your day!

Motivating Tip
We all have the same 24 hours each day. Make the most of your day by taking care of your health first, and everything else will be like icing on the cake!

Motivating Quote
"Good health means life is good."
M2M















Delicious Diary Entry - My Book Club Chat!


                                           Delicious Diary Entry
                          "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

                                                          
                                          

My name is Ms. Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
                                         

Dear Diary: My Book Club Chat!


Super Size-It Sally:

Page 17 reads - How could I have let myself get this big? I can't believe I weigh almost 300 pounds. My husband told me I needed to do something about my weight, but I looked at him and said, have you looked in the mirror lately? He is not too far behind me, but for some reason he doesn't seem to know it. I think that's what they call a serious case of denial. At least I'm not in denial, I know how big I am. I know I need to change my life and lose weight. I know I need to stop eating all the wrong stuff. I know I need to exercise, even though I hate the word. I know I need to stop drinking so much soda. I know, I know, I know......

Low-Calorie Lucy:

Page 18 reads - It was a normal day, nothing out of the ordinary when I started my day until my feet hit the floor. As I tried to stand up my knees almost gave out, buckled under the pressure of so much weight. It was then that I thought to myself, this is ridiculous, nobody should gain this much weight in one life time. That day I took things in my own hands and slowly started to make some changes. I knew if I wanted to weigh different, I would have to do something different. Now one year later I look different, feel different and weigh different. I finally got tired of being sick and tired, and over weight. I just couldn't live like that anymore.....

Lifestyle change of the week!
If you know you need to lose weight but can't seem to get started, don't be discouraged. If you know what to do but can't seem to do it, don't give up. If you know how you want to look and feel, but don't think you will ever get there, you will. Start small, very small if need be, just take the first step and keep going.

Motivating Quote
"Miss a meal if you have to but don't miss a book"




                                              

               












Motivation Series - What's Your Excuse!


                                                Motivation Series
                        "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"

What's your excuse today? What reason did you give your friends for skipping your exercise session? Or maybe it was the food you ate that you had to excuse. The funny thing about excuses, we tend to believe them, they sound real to us. What would happen if you challenged your excuses, put up a fight or just refused to go along for the ride. You would get a lot more done, exercise more and eat better. Our excuses would become useless, and instead of looking for reasons not to do something, we would come up with an excuse to get it done!

Motivating Tip
Stuff happens and sometimes that stuff really gets in the way. When that happens you don't need an excuse. If it's just an excuse you are looking for to skip your exercise, take your pick, one excuse is just as good as another. 

Motivating Quote
"See Jane run circles around excuses."
M2M




Delicious Diary Entry - I'm Starving!

                                                  
                                                Delicious Diary Entry
                             "A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
                                          


My name is Ms. Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
                                         

Dear Diary: I'm Starving!

Super Size-It Sally:

I don't know what came over me today, I was so hungry and could not stop eating. The more I ate the more I wanted to eat, nothing was safe around me. I think I let myself get too hungry by skipping breakfast and lunch. I was so busy I forgot to eat, but I made up for it the rest of the day. I know I ate at least five thousand calories in less than thirty minutes. I ate way too fast and way too much. From now on I will make sure I eat breakfast and lunch so I don't end up eating all three at once.

Low-Calorie Lucy:

Someone once said if you want to lose weight you have to eat. That didn't make any sense to me. But it turns out you should eat small meals often to help prevent over eating later. Now I see why my best friend has kept a healthy weight her entire adult life, she always eats every three hours, small meals and snacks. She doesn't let herself get so hungry she over eats. A light bulb went off, now I get it, eat more to weigh less.

Lifestyle change of the week!
Don't try to save calories by waiting half the day to eat. You will end up starving yourself and over eating later. Eat small and often, it works every time.

Motivating Quote
"Starving yourself to lose weight will make you gain."
M2M