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How to Get The Most Out of
My focus in Balanced Weight Management is being Healthy-At-Any-Size.
This includes eating well
(with pleasure and awareness), living actively
the joy of movement),
feeling good about yourself as you
and honoring yourself with your choices. I encourage you to explore those areas of the Web site that you're
Every section discusses an aspect of
whole-person health: health of body, mind, and spirit.
Check out the
Dieting versus the Non-Dieting Approach
section for new
perspectives on your journey towards greater health and well-being. See below for some ideas of where to start.
To begin, contemplate: What is it that
brought you to my site? What would you like to explore? Walk through
Guidance At-a-Glance! What Steps Are You Ready to Take?
I suggest that you
"channel surf" the site. Get to know its contents. Print off, read over,
and try out the information you will find. Most articles are only 2 - 5
Most people find
that it takes ONGOING STUDY, review, and
practice of these new concepts and skills
before they become an AUTOMATIC PART of their lives--a new habit!
process takes TIME! Many people find it can easily take 1 - 3 years to
transform their life.
To Achieve Success, Invest In Yourself.
Make An Ongoing Date With You--Every Day!
Set Aside Time For Your Personal
practice the process below, you will learn how to become your own
lifestyle coach. You will learn the skills that will help guide you
through all of life's seasons.
Where To Begin & What To Do
Start First With Cultivating
Awareness & An Inner Respectful Attitude
Set your motivation,
your intention—your reason for making the effort.
A Daily Reminder and
How to Keep Motivated
. Doing this will help you weather
the ups and downs of your life's journey. Consider also that you want to
free your heart, mind, body, and spirit from suffering. You want to be a
healthy, happy camper. You desire to celebrate your life!
Go to see
If You Would Grow.
As you examine
your life, consider what factors contribute to
your being overweight? Investigate and think about
Your Life--Everything Is Interconnected!,
Web Of Weight Management,
Essential Skills section #3 Write Away Weight: Keeping a
Food Journal. Delve into Bob's story for
Get To The Roots
The World Of Craving and Addiction Offers Me Nothing
That I Want. Good Bye!
Begin to be aware of
WHICH DAILY CHOICES lead to the RESULTS you are getting right now. Check out:
Overcoming Your Obstacles to Healthful Eating,
Ovals--Developing a "Personal Plan of Eating".
Become your own personal lifestyle coach or trainer.
You Pay attention!
Be mindful! Use the
Daily Personal Check-In and use the Stages of Change
process. See #2 and #3 above & #5, #6, and #8 below.
about the WHY and HOW TO of making a CHANGE in your life. Gee, it's a
nice idea, but HOW do you do it? Go to see
Change? Who Me? How?
about what LIFESTYLE SKILLS you might want to explore and try out.
to change your eating patterns.
To start you might explore
the Essential Skills section):
Once you figure out
WHAT you want to do, it's important to
Come Up With a Smart Plan For Making Changes In Your
Cultivate and try out
discover some skills you want to try out,
it's valuable to learn to become your own
lifestyle trainer. Ask yourself, "What do I need to be a healthy, happy camper?"
WHAT helps me stay on track? WHAT gets me off track? The more
often you practice these skills, the more proficient you will become. Go to
Personal 5-Minute Check-In,
Healthy Reasons To
Eat and Self-Destructive Reasons To Eat,
Horse of Habit Story for suggestions on
how to do this.
discover at a point that
you need some information or a resource to help you
unravel a difficult area, or learn a new skill. You could then visit the
Therapeutic Help for the Journey,
You may want to
hear about HOW someone actually had achieved what you want to do, and learn
about HOW they did it. Visit
How do you begin to make changes?
See also the
National Weight Control Registry and Thin
For Life at:
You may find that
you need more PRACTICE. So, just begin again! Print off, read over, try
the information you will find in this site.
Practice doesn't make perfect, it makes
For most people the process
of making lasting lifestyle changes takes 1 - 3 years.
life--week by week, step by step.
An excellent resource
about lifestyle coaching
is Take Time for Your Life
by Cheryl Richardson, (1999), Broadway Books, New York, NY. Provides
a program for creating the life you want. Gives practical & inspiring ways
to improve your life one step at a time. This book are excellent!
Electronic newsletter and books at: http://www.cherylrichardson.com/
A Daily Reminder
Change your moment-by-moment choices, change your
Live in AWARENESS, not just on autopilot.
PATTERNS. WHO is going to live your life?
YOU or your
Some daily reminders for
making an effort—by reflecting, reading, studying, trying new things out each
week. So in effect, set your
motivation, your intension—your reason for making the effort.
Be an explorer…
about why you are making an investment in yourself.
Are you perhaps sick and tired of feeling
sick and tired?
Are you ready to quit fad dieting and ready
to make a long-term investment, a commitment—for you?
Do it—because you deeply care about you.
Do it—because you want your life to be
healthy at all levels: in body, mind, and spirit.
I make a commitment to be open to learning!
I make a commitment to be aware of my
choices and their consequences!
make a commitment to be kind to myself!
make a commitment to a new way of living!
I make a commitment to celebrate life-long
May I trust my limitless ability to grow and may I respect
the progress I’ve already made.
Become who I
truly want to become. Trust that I can do it!
love who I am and I love who I am becoming.
Say YES to your wild & precious life!
answers to the challenges you face.
own personal lifestyle trainer
effect, be a gardener to your own mind and life.
Have a deep
confidence in your ability to heal suffering
and a deep
belief in your magnificent potential.
Tune within for your answers.
practice this skill, over time,
your profound wisdom.
You become healthier from the inside
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