Five At a Time…

I said before that I would post about my “Five at a Time” plan, but really – there isn’t much to say about it. Basically, my theory was that when I say that I want to lose a large amount of weight – say 50 pounds – it sounds like such a HUGE number. It seems impossible to achieve. But if I say I want to lose 5 pounds this month, that sounds easier to do, right? Then every month, I get a fresh start. Didn’t make the 5 pounds for January? It is ok. Don’t give up. February is a new month, you get to start all over again. 5 pounds. That is all you have to focus on.

It doesn’t sound like a lot to lose. People want to lose 10-15-20 pounds per month. Thing is, that sort of weight loss is proven not to last. It is much better for you – and more likely to stay off – if you lose 1-2 pounds per week. Or 5 pounds per month.

Nothing revolutionary, but it changes my way of thinking. I can make the lifestyle changes I need to make to lose 5 pounds a month. You can too. Just pick your “method” of choice and go for it. I’m going to Weight Watchers meetings, and it is keeping me motivated.

I didn’t stick with it when I said I wanted to do it back in 2005. My friend, Syd did it though. And her results? Fabulous. This year? This year is going to be my year. I’m going to do it. Want to join me? Let me know. Maybe we’ll get another Yahoo! group started so we can cheer each other on.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “Five At a Time…”

may I be in too? I’m not actually doing WW but trying to “cut down/eat healthy” and get more exercise. I would love to think knitting is the best weight-watcher of all since if both hands are on the needles you can’t spare a hand to put food in. But having said that I wanted to lose 50 pounds last year and probably lost around 9 (!) I would love some e-friend support!

I’m a WW lifer. I met my goal weight almost 3 years ago and have kept it off until last fall when I went on an eating binge and gained 12 pounds. I’m now about 2 lbs over my lifetime weight and am working to get it off. So far, it’s been slow, but losing the original 30 pounds took 7 months. Good luck and I’ll be here for you if you ever need to chat. I’m a WW online subscriber so I can give you some great hints and recipes.

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