You never said I would have to do anything!
I can see an issue with change forming. I really love answering your questions and getting your feedback, but to address some concerns:
No one has to keep the food journal. Keeping one is something that most successful weight losers do. And they keep doing it once they reach their ideal weight. I do it approx every 6 weeks for a week or two. It keeps me accountable and shows up bad habits that start creeping in. So it is up to you to keep the journal or not. I am providing bonus points at weigh in for this because doing it will help you stick to the plan.
Have realisitic expectations You will not be cured of your bad habits in a single day or week. These behaviours have been learned over a long period of time so you cannot expect to unlearn them overnight. We have also had myths and untruths aimed at us from every direction over the past 20 years or so when it comes to nutrition. Most of it comes from the marketing companies whose job it is to convince you why you do or dont need a certain item.
Cravings are worse when you are stressed You need to find time out for yourself. Whether that is Bootcamp, a walk, playing sport, reading, gardening, a bath, a massage or whatever, give yourself time out to reduce stress. Times when you feel overwhelmed will give you the perfect ‘excuse’ to have to have something. Don’t let stress be the trigger, do something about it and deal with it in a more productive way.
Think positive Have positive expectations about the program. Dont think about what you cant have, but all the great benefits you are going to get-better health, more energy, a new body, longer life etc
How’s that working for you? As Dr Phil would say. Has what you have been doing in the past been working for you? No? Well stop dwelling on it then or ask yourself why you are so resistant to change. Maybe the benefits of staying the same outway the benefits of making the changes for you. If some part of you keeps on making up excuses to not change, then maybe there is a reason for that. Do you really want to have all those positive benefits or not?
Have a fair dinkum go if you decide that you really do want the postive benefits, then make the effort required to get them. You will not look fit and healthy unless you ARE fit and healthy. There is no way to fake it. You will have to make the right food choices, you will have to turn up to training and you will have to push through the barriers. I can provide information, I can provide encouragement, I can push you at Bootcamp, I can even provide extra incentive in the form of prizes but I cannot do it for you. I am proof that this works. Prove that you have what it takes too.