Many of my clients are coaching with me to get back on track. Unfortunately with weight loss surgery, it is common to regain weight. Regained weight is caused by many factors. Reasons for regained weight are as individual as we are. Coaching helps you to determine the causes for weight regain and, most importantly, develop strategies to get back on track and avoid weight regain in the future.
Back on track is a common phrase that is discussed among weight loss and weight loss surgery patients. Back on track means different things to each of us. For some of us, being back on track includes the number of meals per day, snacking or not, what we eat, when we eat, exercise, and other aspects of how we identify being back on track.
If you are trying to get back on track, define what that means to you. What is Back On Track to you? Write down the behaviors and elements that include being on track to you. Consider this…..if you were back on track, what would you be doing; what would it look like as far as with your food, exercise, water, vitamins, etc., what would you weigh or what size you would wear? Write down the details. You need to see it to believe it!
Try not to focus on the past as in how much you’ve gained and how far you need to go to get back on track. Look ahead, move forward and live as though you’re back on track. Rather than change all the habits you’ve picked up that don’t promote your weight loss goals, pick one. Work on that one habit for a month. After you’ve mastered that one habit, select another to accomplish for one month and continue on. You will create a momentum of back on track success. It takes three weeks to establish a habit. By giving yourself a month, you’ll have the one habit for that month down. Before you know it, you’ll be on the losing trend by being back on track.
With my clients, this is the first step to getting back on track and then we move forward. As we move forward, my clients not only get back on track but stay on track. Now, that is the ultimate weight loss surgery success!
Believe In Yourself, Cathy, CLC Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Surgery Coach Certified Back On Track Facilitator