What's Your Weight-Loss Mantra?
Sometimes all you need to stay on Plan is a little nugget of sound advice. Find an inspirational phrase or quote that works for you, then repeat as needed.
A mantra can be all it takes to get you off the couch and into workout clothes. It can be just the thing to stop you from reaching mindlessly for the chip basket while you wait for the main course. And it is sometimes the difference between quitting before you hit goal, and becoming your own personal success story.
We reached out to you, our readers, on the WeightWatchers.com Community and on Facebook to hear which mantras keep you on track. Check out some of our favorites below.
Drawing strength from small steps
“Steady and slow, learn as you go. Lose too fast, it may not last.” — Louise F.
“It matters not how slowly you go, only that you do not stop.” — Julia B.
“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping the [person] sitting on the couch.” — Stephanie H.
“I may not be where I want to be, but I’m better than where I was.” — Heather J.
“You don’t drown from falling in the water, you only drown if you stay there.” — Barb L.
“If you kinda do it, it kinda works. If you really do it, it really works.” — Andrea G., Carol T.
Finding power in tough talk
“If we defend our habits, we have no intentions of breaking them.” — Judy P.
“Life has no remote… YOU have to get up and change it yourself!” — Tracy S.
“The weight didn’t arrive from the Fat Fairy last night, and the Skinny Fairy isn’t coming tonight, either.” — Miscelena1.
“Success requires backbone, not wishbone.” —Debbie S.
Snappy comebacks for bad days
“Instead of a plate, reach for your mate!” — Frank E.
“What you eat in private shows up in public!” — NicoleJuner1
“I’ve come too far to take orders from a cookie.” — Gina L.
“If you’re driving and you get a flat tire, do you get out of the car and slash the other three? No, you fix it and get back on the road.” — Tanya S.
“The scale is a weight loss tool – not a judge, jury and executioner.” — Brenda T.
“Keep tracking, stop slacking!” — Holly L.