A few years ago, I got on my scale. I saw a number I thought I would never see. I weighed 235 pounds. I was freaked out. It was the most I had ever weighed in my life. This morning I weighed 215. I had a goal to lose 20 pounds, and I have done it over time. I have lost it slowly and methodically, and I did not go on a diet. DIETS do not work! Ninety percent of the people who go on a diet gain the weight back plus some.
The day I weighed 235, I was horrified! I made four commitments to myself that day.
- I would never weigh that much ever again.
- I would lose 20 pounds.
- I would never, ever go on a diet again.
- I would write a book explaining my lifetime plan so I could help others.
So, after a few years of research and trial and error, I have come up with a plan that you should be able to stay on the rest of your life. I will share it with you through weekly blog posts on the Skinny and Debt Free blog. There are 100 concepts in this plan. I will share and explain one concept every week on Tuesday mornings. This is not a fast weight loss plan. But it has the potential to be a permanent one.
STEP number 1 of 100:
Cut your desired lifetime weight loss goal in half.
This is the easiest step and most motivating step of the plan. Simply figure out how many pounds you want to lose to be at your dream weight. Now divide that by two and that is your goal weight loss. There, you lost half of your weight in one second. When you get to that goal weight, you can decide to lose more or not. What is important is building up your confidence and determination, keeping score and being honest with yourself.
I would love to get your thoughts and comments as I lay this plan out for you. And please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can help you in any way.
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Martin Sher, Co-CEO of AmSher Compassionate Collections® is on a mission to help 5 million people lose weight and be debt free.
Martin is past president of ACA International, and author of the Collector’s Pledge — hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world have signed this unique document committing to treat people with dignity and respect.