So far today, I have been pretty good. I haven't been tempted by donuts or cookies, eaten any chocolate, lost my temper, or cried in self pity. I haven't been self indulgent, eaten someone else's food, whined, cursed, or sneaked any snacks. All in all, I've been pretty good! However, I am about to get out of bed, so I'm going to need a lot more inner strength to get me to the end of the day.

  Dieting Questions

There are a few dieting questions worth considering if you are serious about losing weight.  We all hit road blocks we need to overcome.  This exercise will move you forward!

Pencil & Paper

Using a pencil and paper, write down the answers to these questions in detail.

  1. What prevents you from sticking to a healthy diet?
  2. When do you most often lose control?
  3. Where are you when you lose control most often?
  4. Who are you with?
  5. When will you be able to control your eating habits?
  6. What steps do you need to take right now to make this happen?
  7. What will you do differently today/tomorrow?

Dieting Road Blocks

When I worked as a diet leader, I heard lots of stories from people having road blocks thrown in their path. "My husband brings home donuts every Saturday morning, and always says he made sure he got my favorite, even though I've been telling him I'm trying to lose weight." "My grandmother has a fish fry every Friday night, and she will be insulted if I don't have seconds."

What road blocks are you going to encounter? Are there people or situations where eating like you choose to eat, to be thin, is going to be a problem?


More Dieting Questions

Using a pencil and paper, write down the answers to these questions. You are going to think of yourself in control of your eating habits. After you read each question, close your eyes and picture yourself. Then, open your eyes and write down your answer.

  1. Where do you picture yourself as you are being in control? In your mind where exactly--physically--are you?
  2. Whom are you with when you make your good choices?
  3. What will happen when you are healthy and thin?
  4. What is this new lifestyle doing for you?
  5. What qualities do you have to make this happen? (Make a list.)
  6. Take the Plunge! Make a commitment.

If you are serious, you will take these dieting questions seriously. These are dieting questions worth considering.  Review and rewrite the answers whenever dieting becomes difficult. Doing this will help you succeed!


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