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Jill's Fit Tip Tuesday ~Hope Faith and Weight Loss

Posted Apr 20 2010 12:00am
Losing 100 pounds was not easy. In fact it was very hard. There is no magic pill for true weight loss. You have to set goals and keep them. My first thought after getting the diagnosis of diabetes is how am I going to get all of this weight off?
I also remember how I felt in my soul. Depressed, no energy, fatigued.

I knew I was going to have to look within and really set some goals that I would have to keep.
I did and as a result I am now 100 pounds lighter.

When you are setting goals you really have to start small. I started by logging my food. I did this for a few weeks then I would add another small goal. My 2nd goal was to stop eating past 7pm. After a few weeks I would add another goal then another and so on until my habits really started to take shape and become a part of my life style.

It really is all about your lifestyle. Making small changes to it and learning a new way to have a relationship with food.

You can also join a weight loss club for motivation. I believe that Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is the best weight loss club in Idaho. I found it to be so useful for accountability and motivation. I had to show up. I had to weigh in once a week and had to answer to myself but more importantly they keep a record so I had to be accountable to someone else.

Did you know 80% of your success is from what you eat? Exercise is so important but your food plan will be vital to your success.

It is so important for you to keep moving. Exercising whether it is walking, aerobics or a machine is a must. You need to do cardio to burn fat and it is also very good for heart health. You also need to lift weights. The more muscle you have the faster you burn fat. I remember back in the day I would hear at the gym that if you lift to much you will bulk up. To me that is just not true. When you start weight training you start out lifting a low weight and move up as you go along. You are building muscle. Not bulking up.

You must believe in yourself to succeed. Dig deep and really find out who you are. You can do this and I know you can because I did.

I can help you reach your goals and succeed at getting your weight off. My clients are doing really well and it has been a a wonderful journey watching them lose weight and feel great!
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