My dieting tip of the week is: Accountability! Yes! I have tried dieting on and off in the past
So if you are in a rut -and find you aren't losing like you want to be, find someone to hold you accountable. Tell them how much you weigh, and ideally weigh in with them in the room with you. Ask them to write down your weight for you each week. Seriously. It sounds crazy, but it works. You know why I think that is? I'm almost always willing to disappoint myself (what mom isn't?) but I won't disappoint someone else. Like right now at TOPS, the big deal for me is that I've now been there for 14 weeks, and I've lost every week. After I weigh-in, there are all these eager faces waiting to see if I've gained or lost. Granted, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if I gain one of these weeks, they will be encouraging and loving. However, I also know myself, and I know that I'll move hell or high water not to let that happen.
Want more information about finding a local TOPS chapter where you live? It's very inexpensive (only one dollar a week) and the accountability is totally worth it. Check out this site: http://www.tops.org/default.aspx there are lots of useful tools - including a meeting finder. Let me know if you join, I'd love to add into your encouragement!