I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since my life changing surgery! What a roller coaster ride!!
I went back to school the Wednesday after surgery so not quite a week... that may have been a little too soon but really I had no choice. It was amazing how easy it is to get behind! So I stopped taking pain killers after 5 days so I could drive and off I went.
I honestly thought I would never feel good. It was rough. I felt like I had morning sickness ALL THE TIME! Nothing was sitting well and I was barely able to eat anything anyways. I was stopped up for 6 days believe it or not.
But alas... the pain did go away. And I feel great! Had my post-op appt on Monday and I had already lost 12lbs since my last visit. My incisions are healing nicely. The only thing I'm really struggling with is my energy levels. I'm so tired after I get home from school. But I know in time that will pass too.
Same Old Thinking = Same Old Results
a physical sign of an unhealthy mindset. Most people believe that losing weight
involves having willpower and being perfect. This is the wrong mindset to have.
Your mindset is fueled by the conversations you have with yourself. If your
internal conversations are positive and healthy, your mind will follow through.
These inner talks can give you the motivation to keep going or the
discouragement to quit.
important part of permanent weight loss involves planning and perseverance.
Failure and mistakes are inevitable. You have to learn how to accept them and
move on. If you can't internally deal with failure, then you won't be able to
move past it. This is different than defeat. Being defeated is letting failure
win and letting your missteps ruin your success. The best way to keep failure
from becoming defeat is by continuously working on a better mindset. Below are
some ways to help you do that and keep you on the path to success.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
In order to
do this, you have to give your all. No cliche excuses, no poor self-esteem, and
no setting yourself up for failure with unrealistic goals. Trying your best can
only produce positive outcomes. They may not be the outcomes you initially
wanted, but believing in yourself is the first step to achieving what you set
out to do.
CREATE A ROUTINE
Plan out your
meals, plan out your exercise, and then follow through. The easiest way to get
off track is not being prepared. Your willpower can only hold out for so long.
Willpower is your brain's attempt to overcome your natural desires. Even though
the brain is very commanding, natural tendencies will eventually win out. If you
depend on willpower alone to lose weight, you will probably fail. If you create
a rock-solid eating plan and put aside some time for exercise, then you will
succeed. Meal plans, like the WonderSlim Diet
Plan, will help you learn how to stay on track and
maintain your success without becoming overwhelmed.
Expect failure and
embrace it. None of this matters unless you are willing to trek on, even in the
face of failure. If you treat your mistakes as lessons learned and stay the
course, you will succeed. If you succumb to your failure and project it inward,
you will most likely fail, fall back to your old eating habits and continue to
live an unhealthy lifestyle. Accepting defeat creates an unhealthy diet cycle
that, for some, never stops.
If a healthy eating plan is not designed to fit
your needs, then it becomes very hard for you to succeed. If you don't like the
food, you're probably not going to eat it. If you don't like the exercise,
you're probably not going to do it. Tweak and change plans in order to make a
routine easier and more enjoyable to follow. Use your imagination to create the
best diet plan for you! This is the main reason for our brand new
packages. Choosing what you like to eat enables you to
associate good thoughts and feelings with that food. Associating a healthy diet
with positive feelings will help you to stick to the plan and be more successful
in the long run.
ALWAYS BE ACCOUNTABLE
No one is
responsible for your weight loss, except you. Don't blame your job, “body type”,
family, or society; you will never succeed. Take control over yourself,
decisions, and outlook on failures. Without positive accountability, there can
never be lasting success.
DEAL WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
people will eat when they're sad, eat when they're happy, or eat when they're
bored. Food is used as a coping mechanism for all sorts of things. If you want
to change your body, then you have deal with the emotions that hinder your
success. A good way to do this is only eating if you're hungry or when you have
a meal planned out. If you plan ahead, then you are more likely to stay on track
if your emotions get out of whack.
CHANGE YOUR PROGRAMMING
us have been programmed to think that we're fat, unhealthy, and that we will
never look or feel the way we want. Too often, this is a self-fulfilling
prophecy. If you tell yourself that you'll always be unhealthy, then that will
probably be true. The opposite is also correct. If you tell yourself you want to
be healthy, stay healthy, and lose weight no matter what obstacles you may face,
then you are setting yourself up for success.
The best way to
have a healthy mindset is to stay positive. Try to find good in everything and
train your mind to think in the best interest of your body. Focus on replacing
unhealthy thoughts with healthy ones and your body will start to follow suit.
If you have
any other questions or want to know more about how to have a healthy mindset, go
over to our Facebook page by clicking the link at the top of the newsletter. You
can talk with us and other dieters about anything you like. We want to hear
about your successes and your failures in the hopes that people will learn from
your mistakes and find motivation in your victories.