A Fat House, Fat Dogs and Cats and a Fat Family – Is it just me or does everything seem LARGE today?


Well, for some reason today just seems BIG!  For no particular reason – everything just seems big today!

My husband and I still continue on our weight loss pilgrimage and so far, since January 01, 2013, we have lost a total of 26kgs now.  Don’t get me wrong, we are both extremely happy and are certainly motivated to keeping it up.

But do you notice that on those days when you haven’t lost a damn thing (and like today seem to have put on 1.2kgs – but who’s counting, eh?) that nearly everything seems larger?  Is it just me?

We walked our dogs today and I have to say they aren’t the largest dogs in the world – both are little white maltese crosses with a combined height of about 2 inches (they don’t know that though – they think they are HUGE!).  But as I was walking them – they seemed over-weight to me.  I really know that they are (they will eat anything and everything) but they seemed bigger today than yesterday!

My husband looks bigger today as well.  I don’t know why – he only put on about 0.0002gms but he looks enormous……………today!  Even the damn house looks like it has put on weight in the last 24 hours.

I think that, as we head into the third month now of our diet, I am starting to get stronger cravings as well.  Yesterday, I needed a piece of bread.  A simple thing – but I would have gladly taken someone’s kidney out (even my own of course!) if it meant having a piece of bread, preferably toasted with 5 pounds of butter smeared across it!

But it passes.  It’s the internal motivation that keeps us going to succeed – plus friends, family, two little white dogs and blogs on the net that help us all through.

Where ever you are if you are struggling at the moment (with whatever addiction you may have) take some solace in the fact that you aren’t alone.  Talk to someone, blog someone or just read the blogs of others – it will help you to keep the strength that we all need.

Now, does anyone know anything about liposuction for dogs……?

 

The Seven Secrets to Reaching Your Goals – What, only seven?


There are certain factors that not immediately obvious, which when you discover will enable you to easily reach your weight loss and fitness goals. In this article you are about to unearth the 7 Secrets to Reaching Your Goals which will allow you to create the positive and last changes that you desire.

The 7 Secrets to Reaching Your Goals

  • Too many people abdicate accountability for their results onto other people or situations or organisations. That may be very convenient but it leaves the person in a position where they have essentially given away their own personal power to someone or something else. Ultimately, the person is then not in control of their results. So it’s important that YOU take responsibility for your results and that you tune into what’s going on for you. You must pay attention to the feedback you are getting and keep doing the things that are working well for you and make adjustments where appropriate to keep you on the right track so that you get to your goals.
  • Having a clear understanding of your own motivation is a critical element of succeeding in accomplishing your desired outcomes. Spend time and figure out what’s important to you about these goals? What it is that getting these goals is going to allow you to do? Find out what your own internal driving force is and then bring it to mind every time you need a boost of motivation. This is another effective way of keeping you on the pathway to weight loss success.
  • Write down on paper what your goals are. Just keeping them in your head, means that they stay as a bit of a day dream. Writing them down gives them physical form and something that you can refer to.
  • Focus is everything! You have to train yourself to Focus on What Your Want! Keep your thought, your actions and your words aligned to the exact things that you want to achieve.
  • Having written down your goals, this will give you a clarity around what your targets and outcomes are. Pay attention to the sensory based information within your goals. In your mind you may discover that you have a “mind picture” of what you want to be like, how you body is going to look, the compliments that other people are going to give to you, how amazing you are going to feel. All that information that is wrapped up in that “mind picture” gives you a positive image that you can focus on.
  • You’ve heard of will power. Most people don’t exercise their will power these days. They give in too easy. Stay strong, stay positive and refocus on all that you want to achieve.
  • You must take action! Lots of people can talk a good game but when it comes down to it, to get the results you want, you have to do something about it. If you are going to do something, then you may as well do it well. So go for it! Commit to your goals and give it 100%.