A subscriber to my newsletter shared these
great tips with me. I
loved the common sense and the wisdom and asked to publish them for
everyone to share. I
hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
I want to share some of the things I have
learned from my RNY experience. Sharing these things with others
helps me focus on what is important- staying on track. Here it is in
1. I am pampering myself. This is MY year. I
don't beat myself up for failing occasionally. I just get back on
2. I reward myself with small, non-food
3. I like my protein drink in the morning. Find a
protein source you DO like, and use it.
4. Find an exercise program that you WILL keep
doing. I found that I love to bicycle. I have become a road menace,
and I love it.
5. I found that my food tastes great, the first
few bites. When it no longer gives me that intense taste, I stop
eating. It is enough.
6. I take personal responsibility for what I
eat, and for when I quit eating.
7. I attend and participate in my support group
meetings. It keeps my need for ongoing vigilance in the forefront.
8. Not everyone understands what and why I am
doing what I do. Naturally thin people have NO CLUE.
9. I have a food addiction, and I expect I
always will have. I am responsible for every mouthful -
10. I find that speaking a daily affirmation,
spoken out loud to myself, helps me stay on track. So does prayer.
11. I fast once a month, for two meals. I
find it strengthens my willpower. I give what I would have spent on
food to charity.
12. I keep a food diary of every morsel that
passes my lips. I do this especially when I feel I'm out of control.
Anonymous (by request)