Support For Your Weight Management

Buddy System or Support Group

support     Having a buddy or a support group can be a very important part of your weight management journey.  It’s a lot easier to accomplish your goals with cooperation, understanding and support from loved ones, friends and even strangers within a support group (they will quickly become new friends).  Choose a buddy who is dedicated to your success.  And remember, it’s just as important to give support to someone else as it is to receive support.  Being able to help someone else with their issue can make you feel great about yourself.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

I’d be happy to be your buddy if you want to connect on your weight loss journey, I want to see you succeed!

Journaling

This is another great tool to use when you’re beginning a new weight management program.  Keeping a regular journal is a great learning tool.  You can use it daily, weekly or monthly depending on your circumstances.  This is for your eyes only so write whatever you wish.

Before you begin your weight management journey, it’s a good thing to complete a questionnaire or note some of the following.  This lets you go back in a week, a month, a year, or more to see how things have changed.  A lot of times things you would never notice, or even think of, change and give you clues about your progress.  When you start your journal, write down what you can about the following:

*Energy level, midday slumps, fatigue

*Headaches, aches and pains, cramps

*Sleep (how you fall asleep, stay asleep, how you feel when you wake up)

*Emotions (grouchy, irritable, nervous, depressed, anxious, happy, mood swings)

*Nails (brittle, crack, peel, lines or grooves in them, cuticle problems)

*Hair (dry, lifeless, oily, falling out, graying, manageability, luster)

*Skin (acne, rashes, dry, oily, age spots)

*Mental (difficulty concentrating, fuzzy thinking, poor memory, foggy brain)

*Bruise easily, clumsy, uncoordinated

*Get sick easily (colds, flu, infections, allergies)

*Female issues (menstruation, PMS, tender breasts)

*Bowel habits (type, frequency)

*Digestive health (indigestion, heartburn, upset, bloating, gas)

*Eating habits, cravings, new food choices, lifestyle habits

*Any other symptoms, issues, comments or feelings you have.

I would then recommend you revisit this list occasionally, maybe once a month, or once every other month, and write down what you can again.  Over time, you’ll be able to pick up on trends and note your progress.

Come join me on my weight loss journey!  I’d love to have you along!

Have an awesome day!

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