I've noticed something. When people start experiencing difficulty with their plans, they start tweaking things that don't have anything to do with successful weight loss. They weigh on Tuesday rather than Saturday for example. One person rationalized this change as allowing some time to atone for a weekend that wasn't on plan. Is that planning ahead to fail you think? They stop blogging or they start blogging again. They weigh every day or they decide to weigh once a month or weekly or something different. They start exercising or they change things up. They try eating clean; they try the paleo method; low carb might be fun; they eat while standing on their heads.
This seems to make people feel better about their lack of success. When I am not successful, I know why. How about you? Does it help to change the day of our weigh-in?
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can start blogging about the Christmas events and challenges. It will be our New Year's Resolutions after that - the cycle will then begin again for many of us. At the beginning of this year what were you determined to do and this time it was for real? Many vow to be really hard on themselves. How many of us weigh less today than we did on January 1, 2011? I know many of you do weigh less and you will be the ones who comment (I hope). What made this the year of success? What advice do you have for those who are about to repeat a cycle that they don't want to repeat? What was different this year for you? I want to know.
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