12 Weight Loss Success Resolutions for 2012

I have never been big on making New Year’s resolutions because they are too much like diets…things that tend to be short-term, quickly broken, and leave us feeling worse about ourselves than before. Instead of celebrating our weight loss success, we tend to feel like complete failures.

With that in mind, and at the risk of sounding like I have given up the I Refuse to Diet mantra, I am making 12 weight loss resolutions for 2012 (it seemed like a good number.) Following these resolutions will result in a healthier, and hopefully, happier year—something we can all agree would be a good thing, no matter how wonderful 2011was for you.

Following my normal format, I have divided these resolutions into three categories, with the primary focus being on Mindset—how we can change our thinking in order to drop excess fat and improve our health.

I also have made resolutions for Motion, or how I move my body to improve my health, to increase my stamina, to tone my muscles, and to drop excess fat.

Finally, I have resolutions regarding what goes into my Mouth. I know far too many people who can eat lots of food and do not need to watch every morsel to believe that it is strictly what we put in our mouths that can make us pack on the extra pounds. However, I also know that in order to have optimum health it is important that we pay attention to what we eat. It isn’t as simple as it was 100 years ago when everything was organic by default and food was pretty much all ‘from scratch.’

If this sounds like a lot, it is…but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Feel free to borrow my resolutions, to modify them to fit your lifestyle, to discard any that sound totally unreasonable (but if any do, think about them before you just toss them aside.) The bottom line is that in order to have weight loss success we must each develop a lifestyle, including our mindset, moving our bodies, and what we put in our mouths, that fits within our budget and the time, and interests, we have! There is no one solution that works for every person—that is precisely why diets do not work.

Please, please, please, PLEASE, hear that…diets do not work. Refuse to diet and find yourself on the path to weight loss success—permanently and with abundant health!

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