Do you want to lose 10, 30, 50 or more pounds? Have you recently reached your weight loss goal but want to maintain it? Are you willing to dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle? Then this blog is for you!

I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

I also have learned that learning as much as possible about healthy living gives you the knowledge and expertise needed to lose weight the “right” way. So this blog includes regular posts, a book list, website list, TV list, video list and book and website of the month. In addition, there is a recipe of the month and product review section. Visitors to Weight Loss Aficionado can just enjoy the site for informational purposes or can comment on posts, ask questions, share resources, their triumphs and pitfalls during the weight loss process.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Share Your Successes No Matter How Small They Are!

Changing your relationship with food is hard work. When you work that hard to change something major in your life you need to make sure that you take time out to “pat yourself on the back” or better yet let someone else “pat you on the back”. Each time you reach a milestone mention it to a family member or friend and see what happens. You will be pleasantly surprised. 

When I started my diet I was annoyed some people didn’t notice each pound I lost. I think to myself now, I should of just let them know. The great thing about sharing small successes is that it is rare that someone won’t compliment you on it after you share it. Sometimes, you just need small words of praise to keep you moving! Sharing your hard work is gratifying!

Last Saturday when I went to the gym I bumped into one of the instructors on his way out and he had a few friends with him. His words to me, “ Hi skinny.” So of course, I say those magic words. “Yeah, I lost 65 pounds”. Everyone smiled and patted me on the back. One woman even gave me a hug!

The feelings one feels when their being complimented for “work well done” is unexplainable. It just feels damn good! It validates you and gives you the power to continue. So, if you are partaking in a weight loss journey, don’t forget to share each success no matter how small it is! You deserve the words of praise!

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