It has been a while since we have shared our discussion at the coffee shop with you. Don’t worry; Uncle Bud is still alive and well. And yes, he is still trying his best to encourage each member of the coffee club to eat healthy, exercise, and enjoy life.
Some of the members have done a wonderful job shedding those extra pounds this year but several lost sight of their goals. Those who have stuck with their goals told the club, that while it was not always easy, it was worth the effort and discipline. This morning Uncle Bud ask the rest of us to start now setting our goals to have “better health” by the end of 2016.
After bragging on the club members who had reached their goal of weight loss by dieting and exercise his attention turned to those members who had, for one reason or another, given up before they reached their goal. As only Uncle Bud can let us know he was disappointed in himself not us. Yes, he blamed our failure to “stick to the plan” on his not getting across to us the relationship between our weight and our wellness. He reminded us that most of the members who were successful this year had joined Weigh to Wellness where they received all the training, encouragement, and professional help needed to eat right and improve their health.
With Christmas being just around the corner we agreed to make each other accountable to watch what we eat. Those who work outside the home told us that the “goodies” had already begun to show up at the office. As you may have guess the members who have lost weight are having an easier time saying no to all the sweets than those who did not stick to their goals. Have any of you ever been guilty of saying to yourself, “well, I will eat whatever I want to during the holidays and start a diet Jan. 2nd”? Most people admit they have said that before. Everyone agreed that is not the smart thing to do.
Uncle Bud refreshed our memory on some things we need to do in order to be successful. He suggested we write our goals down and read them daily. Goals need to be specific and measurable. Write down how many pounds you want to lose. Be sure the amount of weight you want to lose in a certain period of time is realistic. Crash dieting may show good results at first but the weight, most of the time, comes back and brings along a few extra pounds.. Jane reminded us that accountability was a big plus for her. She found it easier to pass up the donut knowing she would be telling her group she had “indulged”.
We are excited again. Everyone is back on the same page. Uncle Bud reminds us again about Weigh to Wellness. If you are ready for lifestyle changes that is the place to go. Remember it is not just about losing weight, it is about feeling better and being healthy. Give them a call at or205-994-2393 or visit the on the web at http://www.weightowellnesslic.