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Setting Expectations

Let’s talk about setting realistic expectations for yourself. Let’s say over the past 5 years you have put on 10 lbs a year for a total of 50 extra pounds of weight. I will tell you right now, if you did all the right things, under most circumstances you are going to lose anywhere between .5 pounds to 2 pounds a week giving you a span of anywhere between 100 weeks to 25 weeks (2 years to 6 months). Either of those options still falls short of the 5 years it took you to get to that spot in the first place.

That is the point I want to hammer home on this post. Even if you do a majority of the things right, it is still going to take you time to get to where you want to go if you are making a large change. This is not to be discouraging but to help put you in the mind frame of being in it for the long haul.

It is going to take a while to unravel all of the intertwined choices, habits, stressors, employment, mental health, and family dynamics that have contributed to the situation. If it takes 21 days to make a habit and you have just 5 things you want to change, you are looking at over 100 days before you even line everything up, assuming you have no setbacks!


Most people want to do it all right out of the gate, and for some this may work. For the majority this is going to fail and fail big time.


My advice to you, make one simple change a month. Don’t overwhelm yourself with change. I want you to become an absolute expert at your one change before you move on to the next one. Take this non-sexy approach and you will get exactly where you want to go, one step at a time. Slow change is lasting change as you figure out how to balance everything you want to do to get towards your goal.


If you have questions about this approach and how to move forward, shoot me a message, I am here to help .


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