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Phases while losing weight
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The Rumination Phase
realization phase
In the movie Ratatouille, there is a nice dialog between the father son duo - "You can't change nature, son! Change IS nature, dad, the part we can influence. And it all starts when we decide." So, realization has hit you, and now you are committed to doing something about that tire hanging around your waist.
The Gearing Up Phase
The working phase
You got the plan ready, which is to wake up at 6 am, hit the gym for 90 minutes, and stick to the decided fat-free diet. You are telling your friends that you are gonna hit this health routine hard and fast, and stick with it till it shows positive results.
The Relaxation Phase
man relaxing
It's been two to three weeks and the initial motivation is beginning to peel off. You've got two or three pounds lighter, and decide to take a day or two off.
The Back to Binge Eating Phase
binge eating phase
You feel confident after your premature success, and start to dive again into binge eating. Those hamburgers and pizzas look tempting enough, so much so that you just can't resist them.
The Guilt Phase
guilt phase
Cutting yourself some slack from your set routine has undone you. Noticing yourself in the mirror or a sharp comment from a friend has made you realize about the tire again. It's not even a month, and you have hit rock-bottom.
The Starting from Square One Phase
Back to routine phase
Alright. Enough is enough. You can't bear the mantle of being overweight anymore, and are serious about getting back on track. You remember how good things were when you were on track, and decide this time to lose some weight and gain a proper figure for real.
The Progress Phase
The progress phase
This time you have covered quite a lot of ground, not only on the treadmill, but also health-wise. You are seeing some tangible results, which put a smile on your face. People are commenting about how you have lost weight, and it feels nice to hear just that.
The Success Phase
The success phase
You have successfully crossed all barriers, and have reached the hallmark of having a good figure health-wise. You have overcome your junk food temptations, and disciplined yourself to sticking to a proper diet. Congratulations!
The Back to Square One Phase
The back to square one phase
It was good while it lasted, but you have to stick to the routine to maintain that figure. Neglecting your fitness regime makes you go back to having a 'one-pack', but you ignore the outcome anyway, as old habits die hard.