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Weight Loss New Year's Resolution
- Motivations: Why do you want to lose weight? List all of the reasons why you want to lose weight. How do you think your life will be different if you lose weight? If you are not motivated to make a change, it is not going to happen.
- Barriers: Why is it so hard to lose weight? Think about what made it difficult for you to lose weight in the past. List all of the barriers to weight loss. Maybe you don't care for exercising, have a sweet tooth, or just love to eat.
- Plan: Making a specific plan is key to weight loss. You know by now that weight loss can only happen when you eat less and exercise more. Be specific in writing out your plan of exactly what you are going to do to reduce your calories. You may give up regular soda, your sugary coffee drinks, or that bowl of ice cream at night. Or it might be as simple as leaving a few bites behind at every meal. Don't forget to also make a specific plan on where, when and how you will exercise.