|The cloud arrows indicate two paths-maintain or gain|
Willpower can eventually run out or get run over by stinking thinking. Effective problem solving and creating structure, and root cause analysis is a skill and may be used as a tool at any point. I problem solved the HECK out of my weight maintenance the first year.
I changed what I told myself and then took action. My talking head matched my action body.
The prior attempts at weight maintenance were key in looking back at the root causes of re-gain after loss. Problem solving. When I see other bloggers approaching weight maintenance mindfully, I am cheering them on that mindful path. Two recent bloggers (there are more)- Leigh at Poonpalooza and Kelly at Curvy Fit Girl have had major weight transformations. Life transforms after major weight loss- more than weight issues.
Structure, planning, good root cause analysis during the first year - in the form of walking the talking, AKA- getting my ducks in a row = success.
Here are the top root causes I had to address to make the first year of weight maintenance. Everyone will have different roots- so look for your own. I'll blog about each one over the next few months.
1. Root: boundary setting and self talk
2. Root: structure/planning3. Root: choosing optimal foods for my body
4. Root: Time management
5. Root: stress management
6. Root: prioritizing my mind, body, and health
What were your main root causes?
|Hiding behind the plant was NOT effective- 2007|
|Tackling root causes, planning, structure works! 2013|