3 Steps to Get Weight Loss Started

Go into your kitchen or a grocery store and pick up a 5 pound bag of sugar or flour. Carry it around. How’s that feel? You probably want to put it down, don’t you? Wouldn’t it be nice to let go of just five pounds of weight yourself? If you put your mind to it, you can achieve a five or more pound loss in a couple weeks (even quicker in the beginning of a weight loss plan).

We set such lofty goals:
>> I want to be in the best shape of my life.
>> I want to look like I’m a teenager (except I’m over 40).
>> I want to have washboard abs (I don’t exercise).

Yet when all is said and done our actions show we want to stay the same. We say we want change, yet we don’t want anything to be different while we pursue change. It’s no wonder people buy products promising things they can’t possibly deliver like instant success, or effortless change. We live in a “take a pill and everything will be better” world, yet history demonstrates it is by diligent effort that real change happens.

Start now by making a realistic plan for tomorrow, next week or even the first of January. Not a resolution list, but a realistic plan. Something you can and will achieve. Small mini-goals that will lead you toward the bigger goals as each day goes by. Follow this outline and you’ll achieve whatever goals you set.

Step 1 – Decide you want a change, and what that change will be (you want to lose 10 pounds in three months is a realistic goal).

Step 2 – Use EFT on the immediate feelings and fears that come up. That will help you deal with the inevitable “I don’t know what to do” and “this isn’t fun” feelings.

Step 3 — Ask yourself the following questions and answer honestly:

Can I do this?
Will it hurt me or others?
Can I do this, really?
Do I want to do this?
Will I be able to do this?
Am I competent enough to do this?
Is there anything I must have before I begin or can I just get started right now?

You’ll notice as you write your questions down, and perhaps repeat them softly to yourself, the answers come forth on their own. You’ll hear yourself say, “Of course I can do this. It’s just a matter of making better choices. I’m not talking about starving myself or deprivation any more. I’m not going to be concerned with calories but quality. This will be fun. I can’t wait to get started.”

What a difference five pounds can make. Work on those pounds one at a time, one day at a time and the bigger goals will also be met, in time.