Thursday, March 13, 2008

Using LifeStep Program To Lose Weight

The eight week weight loss program I signed up for last Thursday had the first class on nutrition Tuesday. I attended the morning session. The program is called Lifesteps. The licensed dietitian explained that Lifesteps is for people who are ready to change their behaviors so they can lose weight.

Here are questions to ask yourself:

1. Are you ready to make a life-long commitment to healthy, moderate
eating habits and regular exercise?

2. Are you willing to take the weight off slowly?

3. Are you trying to become a slimmer version of yourself?

4. Are you willing to evaluate your attitudes about food, exercise, and weight?

5. Do you have a network of family and friends who will support your
efforts to make lifestyle changes?

6. Will your current circumstances allow you to make behavior change
a high priority in your life?

7. Are you willing to keep a record of your food intake and physical activity?

8. Are you willing to be accountable for your food and exercise choices?

9. Are you ready to target a goal weight that is realistic and healthy for you?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you are ready to make a commitment to lose weight.

We covered the above questions in the class. We watched an out-dated film. It consisted of interviews with men and women who had made lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off. Although the clothes and hair-do's were funny, the message they all expresses is as applicable today as it was back then. We have to make changes in our lifestyle in order to lose weight and keep it off.

The class lasted about an hour. Everyone was pumped up when we left and ready to commit to this Lifesteps program. We're going to lose this weight!!
Hip Hip Hoorah!!!



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