You’ve been a success since the moment you were born.
You have lots of skills including those mastered as a baby and the hundreds of ones that you have developed over the years such as talking, reading, writing, driving, brushing your teeth, using a knife and fork, telling the time, perhaps even being confident with using Zoom.
Developing mastery takes repeated practice, patience, time, and often courage, and this applies to weight management too. Your weight loss on LighterLife is your preparation, a step towards mastering weight management. With the help of increased self-awareness and knowledge that you gain with your group work and your LighterLife toolkit, you can begin to identify and master skills that will nurture your long-term weight management.
Our unique Management programme is here to support you in this vital journey of mastery. If effectively managing your weight in the future is important for you, read on.
All humans are either gaining, losing of effectively managing their weight. You are already a skilled weight gainer; may seem unusual to think of weight gain as a skill! You are already a skilled weight loser having probably done that on a number of occasions before. The skill that is the least mastered, and indeed is the most complex is Mastering living at a healthy weight. It’s not about the perfection of the number on the scales never changing (that’s impossible). However, if you have a fairly recent history of being unsatisfied with the changes in your fat levels then you have not yet achieved mastery of long-term weight management.
Only you can become the master of your long-term management – but a support network is crucial.
Take some time to review your own history of weight ups and downs. Recognise your achievements, learn from them and also recognise what was going on when you gained weight. The more you understand how you function the better able you will become at mastering your long-term weight and health.
The core skill of management is taking responsibility, letting go of blame. You are ‘response-able’, which means you are very powerful – you are the one who delivers your results. There will be others who both hinder and help, there will be difficult hurdles and helpful stepping stones but it is you who will or will not become the effective master of your weight.
Such mastery is built by developing your own competency framework – a combination of skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviours that enable you to become a skilled weight manager. Closely monitor your progress, develop what works for you, learn from your mistakes and value and reward your achievements. Create plans and tactics for handing new and challenging situations.
Expect excellence from yourself – decide you are worth it – make you your specialisation and your passion – create a support network with your Mentor and group and supportive friends and family.
Beware of your sabotaging skills, monitor your thinking voice and emotional reactions.
Management is more about what goes on in your mind than in your mouth.
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