ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Begin to Lose Weight at Once

Updated on February 11, 2019

Grab Ahold of Today

Today is the day you get your life back on track. You need a great weight loss plan. You also need to increase your total daily activity level with exercise. It is worthwhile to be a little bit hard on yourself. Most people are too easy on themselves. In order to be a success in weight loss it is necessary to take a look at one's own conduct and responsibility. Do not overeat and focus on losing weight.

Do you think weight loss is a small or large endeavor? Perhaps you are thinking of weight loss as a very large project. In a sense, it is, but this kind of thinking causes overwhelm. It is far better to focus on small, manageable goals each day. Each successful day leads to the next for an overall positive achievement to happen.

Be Positive About Losing Weight

Losing weight is going to take a positive attitude. Try to approach it as a healthy new phase in your life. Be happy about your new healthful approach to living. Give no thought to what food you are giving up or what you can't have.

Life often seems uncertain. It is easy to put off our goals for another day. It brings such a relaxing feeling to just put things off. This will never bring results, though. Only taking action now will work.

Now is the time to come up with some standards for your body and health. What would you like your weight to be? Is that a reasonable weight loss goal for you? Use the weight guidelines that are proper for your height and gender. Set a reasonable weight loss goal. Don't make it something that is so hard to achieve that it would have to be a near-miracle for it to come to pass. Set the goal in conjunction with your doctor and the weight loss guidelines.

Your mind is strong, so make a firm decision. Many times our bodies are weak. This is when we need to use a strong mind to make a true decision. A strong mind and firmness of character can be your best assets when you have to make a hard choice. A real decision cannot be turned back from.



Eliminate Mental Blocks

Many people have a mental block to losing weight. This has to do with their self-concept. They consider themselves simply big boned or large. You can be what you desire to be, not any other labels.

Do your best each day. The battle for weight loss is won in the day-to-day. What you do each and every day counts and matters a great deal. As such, each day is important. This is why you should give your highest performance daily.

It helps to really know your motive. What is your "why?" It is nearly impossible to do something if you don't know why you are doing it. What is the real reason why you want to lose weight? If your only reason for losing weight is that you should, then it will be hard to succeed. You need powerful motivators. Also, a word about happiness throughout this process. Your happiness should be non-negotiable. It should not be "when I lose weight, then I will be happy." Be happy today-right now. This positive attitude will actually facilitate your weight loss efforts.

Give Yourself External Rewards

Motivation is hard to come by for some people. If you are one of those people, you will have to produce rewards to get yourself going. This is not hard to do. Just come up with a list of things you really like. These should not be food items. Give yourself these items when you get to certain milestones.

It helps to look at the worst case scenario. If the overeating continues, there will be consequences in the future. Really look at those negative consequences. Make some changes now. Also, look at the best case scenario. Get a vision to motivate yourself. What is your inspiration? How good could it really be? The best case scenario is that you are looking and feeling great.

Measure your progress at intervals. Some people like to do this weekly. Others prefer bi-weekly or monthly. Write down any progress and emotions.


Invest in Quality Weight Loss

Make the best plans by finding a good weight loss program that seems to have and established track record of success. Also, find a workout program or sport you would like to learn. You may want to workout with DVDs. Attending a class or group can be better because of the social aspect.

Have the best trainer. Consider having a trainer for the professional advice. It can be really helpful for any questions you may have. Also, personal trainers can set up a personalized program for you. They are also accurate with measuring, weighing and determining body fat.

Read the best weight loss material. One of the most challenging aspects of weight loss is the difficulty in staying motivated. How can motivation level be sustained? One good way is through use of motivating visuals. Subscribe to a few weight loss magazines as well as health and fitness magazines to stay connected. Pin up photos to get inspired.

Buy the best quality weight loss food. Some diets advocate eating truly distasteful foods. This is completely counterproductive. Find the highest quality of food you can. You may want to consider eating organically grown food, as it is often the best in retaining taste and nutrients.

Become Truly Dedicated

It will take hard work to lose weight. It will also take a certain focus. Forget about weight loss programs that say it will be easy and fast. It is not easy or fast but it is possible.

What will it take to dedicate yourself to weight loss? You will need to hold the focus for the long term while still staying in the present moment. That long term focus does take true dedication.

Consider selecting the Mediterranean Diet. There are so many effective diets out there on the market. Many people enjoy the Mediterranean Diet because it has delicious foods. There are lots of fish and vegetables. But it doesn't have to be that one- just choose the diet you like.

Take supplements. You could consider taking a fiber supplement. There are also weight loss supplements on the market. Some of them are designed to jumpstart your diet. These can be very helpful for raising your energy and getting you off to a great start but do your due diligence on each one. Know what you are putting in your body.

Have a motivation notebook. People are motivated by different things in life. It is good to collect quotes, stories and motivational photos. Perhaps there is an event coming up like a reunion. Whatever it is that motivates you, put it in your motivation notebook.

Use a journal separate from the motivation notebook and write everything down. Keep track of all food eaten, drinks and even supplements. Keep calorie counts as well, if that is a system that you like. It is a good idea to record exercise including time spent and calories burned. Just get used to keeping data collection on everything.

Search for help online. Instead of going to depressing news sites, consider joining health and fitness forums. You can get great tips from others there. Also, this keeps you in the proper mentality. It becomes easier to stay on-plan.

Use the library- it is free. The library is definitely your friend. Remember, it is packed with weight loss information. In addition to books, there are magazines on healthy cooking and eating.

Through focused action you will get the body you desire. Dedicate yourself to a worthwhile program. Realize that procrastination is the enemy of weight loss. Don't get overwhelmed but do monitor your progress at intervals. Be motivated and before you know it people will be asking, "How did you do it?"

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Nina Yahnke profile image

      Nina Yahnke 

      14 months ago

      You mentioned vitamins and supplements, and this is huge. I recently switched the vitamins that I was taking for some that are made for people like me. Since doing so, I've had so much energy and have gotten a lot more accomplished.

      I also think the mental blocks can be some of the hardest to overcome. The thinking that "I've always been this way, so I always will," can be detrimental to our health and attitude. I know that when I set my mind on something and work at retraining my brain, that is when successes happen.

    • profile image

      Amber Herd 

      14 months ago

      Thanks for sharing. I think that overcoming mental blocks are the hardest thing to do. Still working on it.

    • profile image

      FancyT 

      14 months ago

      I agree in the power of external rewards. I have had the most success with the Weight Watchers program. They are so good at giving out rewards and celebrating along the journey. It's amazing how good a little charm can feel when it represents a small goal. Powerful.

    • profile image

      Keenan A 

      14 months ago

      I know procrastination has been one of my biggest problems.

    • profile image

      Judith Kay 

      14 months ago

      I think adding external rewards as a motivation will really help me stay motivated!

    • profile image

      KimberlyRae74 

      14 months ago

      I love the external reward idea. This could be of real help for me. Lose 15 pounds, get a massage!

    • Darleen Barnard profile image

      Darleen Barnard 

      18 months ago from Henderson, NV

      Great article! I especially appreciated your comment surrounding self concept and the fact that some people viewing themselves as big boned. Digging deep into these self concepts or identities is important. Oftentimes we uncover some self limiting beliefs that are the real reason we hold ourselves back. Thank you for sharing!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)