Celebrate your weight loss on Independence Day
Celebrate your weight loss on Independence Day! Actually, every day is a day to celebrate weight loss. It doesn’t have to involve parades and fireworks, though at times, it feels like it!
I don’t think any of my blogs have been entirely focussed on celebrating weight loss. I often talk about having treats with the added reminder that a treat is only a treat – when it is a treat! After that, it is a habit!
Happy Fourth of July
Independence Day in America will be celebrated with great joy. Celebrations always centre around the dining table. Food is a huge part of every happy event the world over and in Slim R Us, we celebrate the same as everyone else!
Of course, the 4th of July will be a normal day around the world, with the exception for Americans. But most families will have the BBQ set up. Whether they take it to a football game, the nearest beach or to the mountains, the preparations will start in advance!
John F. Kennedy whose heart was so close to Ireland famously said “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” Those words have such a deep meaning and I must confess, I sometimes replace the word ‘country’ with ‘diet’! Making smart choices is the basis of the Slim R Us success. I am a firm believer in having treats and losing weight at the same time. If you cut everything you love out of your life, your long term weight loss goal can easily fall apart after just a couple of weeks. Feel miserable and deprived of treats is old school weight loss ideas. So, allow yourself a couple of small indulgences each week. In Slim R Us, we call those Pleasures!
How do I lose weight when I have no motivation?
Don’t confuse celebrating weight loss with having your treats as you go along. I see those as two separate entities! The most common treat people ask me about is take-away food. The Friday night treat. This is where making smart choices really matter. Simple adjustments can make a difference. Ask for curry sauce on the side and opt for boiled rice instead of fried rice. A sugar-free drink instead of a regular drink can also make a difference!
Think positive weight loss and celebrate
Have some ‘me time’. Take an afternoon or evening to yourself.
Treat yourself to something you wouldn’t normally buy.
Actually challenge yourself to increasing your activity!
Invest in a nice new item of clothing. It doesn’t have to be expensive designer wear!
Book a hair appointment – does anything feel as good!
Download some great music.
A nice massage to free all that pent-up tension!
Plan a family meal with a delicious treat!
What is a good reward for losing weight?
Some people don’t like to use the word reward, however I think we have to have some word to celebrate our commitment and success, and reward is as good a word as any. Remember, your weight loss journey is your business. You celebrate your success however you wish to and bear in mind nothing is determined in a book or written in stone about how you should do this! I can only speak personally here, but I love cooking and everything in our home centres around the dining table with family and friends.
Simple salad dressing
So to celebrate this week, I am sharing a very simple salad dressing to impress your guests! We are not celebrity chefs. But one thing I have learned from them is to keep cooking simple and tasty! Don’t forget, there is a Slim R Us YouTube channel and I post little cookery video demos there. Do a like and subscribe to the channel, and you will get a notification when there’s an upload when you log on to YouTube.