Tonight in our weekly support group meeting, we talked about what skill we had learned that has been instrumental in our success with weight loss so far. Mine: planning, no doubt about it. Planning helps me to ease any anxiety about what I’m going to eat, how much I’m going to eat, and whether or not I’m going to be able to eat what is available. Planning for physical activity also makes me feel good, and gets me up and moving, which I prefer to sitting still for long periods of time any more, because well, now I can get around so much better and I want to take advantage of that!
Here are some examples of ways that I use planning to succeed at this weight loss thing: