The “Getting Serious” To Do List for the Dieter

I hate the word “dieter” but I used it here so we can all be on the same page. I also sometimes hate the whole “I’m not dieting, I’m making a lifestyle change!” but I guess until I come up with better weight-loss catchphrases, I should just shut the hell up.

I was thinking earlier that if I’m going to get serious, I need to make a serious to-do list to help me get jump started. I’m apprehensive about this list because some of this is serious shit. EEK! I’m hoping I will get up in the morning and actually do some of these things:

1. Weigh, (I just weighed a week ago and made a commitment to only weigh every 2 weeks so it’s not time for me to weigh yet but YOU should weigh if you are going to get serious).

2. Make a plan for how often you want to weigh and then mark the calendar

3. Take measurements. A LOT of measurements. Check them once a month, no more.

4. Take a “before picture” or video. If you stick with your plan, you can keep taking photos along the way and see your own progress.

5. Join “” or Weightwatchersonline or another site where you can track your progress. Or better yet, start a blog so you can do that AND the whole stream-of-conciousness thinking that needs to come with a serious change

I can’t think of anything else right now but I’ll add to it later if I think of it.

  2 comments for “The “Getting Serious” To Do List for the Dieter

  1. MsM
    February 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I second all of these! I’ve been on MFP since 7/2011 and it changed my life. 80 lbs later I wish I had taken the pictures so I can see the loss in picture form.

  2. March 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    This is a great list. As the old saying goes ‘if you fail to plan….you plan to fail.”

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