"Anytime you're trying to make healthful changes there are times when you feel like it's two steps forward, one step back. No one's perfect. But keeping positive is key because beating yourself up over little slip-ups usually only makes...
EatingWell Diet Challenge
Week #1: Are You Ready for a Change?
Week #2: Set Goals
Week #3: Boost Exercise
Week #4: Make Smart Choices
Week #5: Outsmarting Eating Triggers
Week #6: Get support
Week #7: Recharge Your Weight Loss
Week #8: Embrace Challenges
Week #9: Solve Problems
Week #10: Think Big Picture
Week #11: Be Nice to Yourself
Week #12: Celebrate Success
OK, so let’s say that you went ahead and ate the ice cream after all those pieces of pizza. Does that make you a failure? Heck no! (Just someone who’s experienced a minor lapse of judgment.) Calling yourself names will do only bad things to your self-esteem and your weight-loss success. So stop it! Get ideas to stay positive from these tips and tools.
* Thinking thin: Avoid the all-or-nothing thinking trap and don't beat yourself up
* Nicci Micco's Blog: Indulge yourself and lose weight
* Community discussion: How do you stay nice to yourself?
* Rewrite Your Script worksheet (click to download pdf)