I have something in common with Blake Shelton. I have a really hot wife. I finished the Jump Start Diet a couple of weeks ago. I still use some of the shakes during the day. It’s relatively easy during the week. It’s the week-ends that tend to be a little bit harder. But I have been able to keep the weight off pretty well. Initially when I finished I kind of went a little crazy and had little more than I should. My weight jumped up a couple of pounds. But checking this morning I was back down to 175. My low is 174 so I’m pretty happy with that.
I talk about goals, especially in the beginning of the year and encourage people to write them down. I don’t encourage people to do things that I wouldn’t do. So I write them down every year in my notebook. I carry the book with me all the time and it’s got in it what’s important to me. I write down what I’m doing all throughout the week, I keep track of all the books I’m reading, and I also have my goals written in it. I’ve split them up into my personal goals, family and home goals, business goals, and others. The Jump Start Diet was one of my goals. I’ m also trying to eliminate excess carbohydrates, excess caffeine, excess artificial sweeteners (which I’ll talk about individually). It’s going pretty well. I feel better when I can do that. I realize I’m not going to completely give up caffeine. I like coffee every once in a while. I’ll probably not give up artificial sweeteners completely, but there’s no nutritive value in them. The bottom line is you need to figure out what your goals are and then write them down. Post them somewhere very obvious to you. It could be on your computer screen, mirror at home, or refrigerator door. Keep track of what’s going on. It’s not just writing down the goals. Now we have to develop a plan to get to those goals. Its’ the whole point of having a goal and working towards that goal. So you need to develop a plan and then work the plan. What is working for you and what is not? One of the best ways to do this is write things down. Journaling is something I encourage all the time.
If you want more information, I encourage you to join us at Losing Weight USA. It’s a live webinar I do every Tuesday at 6:00pm. We talk about all kinds of different things. Each week is a different topic but it all has to do with weight and health. You can go to the website www.losingweightusa.com. If you’re already a part of our medical or surgical plans, you’re already signed up. You should tune in, but if you can’t we record them all and post them in the membership site. The last Losing Weight USA I talked about intermittent fasting and how it potentially could help with overall health. It could be part of a weight loss plan. It’s something I’ve been toying with in my mind about whether I would try this or not. I’m leaning towards I might try this in the near future. I’m going to try if for a month and see how it goes. That doesn’t mean I’m fasting for a month. I go into the details on Losing Weight USA. I’ll probably talk about that over the next few weeks.