- THINK OF THINGS YOU'D WANT TO DO IF YOUR WEIGHT WEREN'T AS ISSUE: Wheather you want to go sailing, learn to salsa, or travel to faraway places, keep in mind activites you've longed to try but haven't because of your excess weight. This will provide a built-in incentive to slimming down.
- DONATE SWEETS TO A WORTHY CAUSE: When fund-raisers come around, with people selling cookies, candies, or other confections, buy as many packages as you'd like and donate them to a charitable organization that will distribute them to people who'd appreciate them. That way, you won't feel guilty about not supporting the cause - or about eating the goodies.
-- DON'T HIDE UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES: Wearing baggy outfits may feel more comfortable when you're overweight, but they can keep you in denial about your weight. It's better to wear clothes that fit well to remind you of your long-term diet and fitness goals - and of the slimmer you that you want to be.
Originally printed in Weight Watchers Start living, Start losing.