Are you ready to see “Your Big Picture”? Reaching your weight goal when you first think about it can be quite daunting! It can seem so far off! How am I ever going to get there? I’m thinking if you are reading this, you might be thinking it’s time. Maybe you’ve made up your mind and decided to give Noom a try. If so, congratulations! I will tell you that Noom understands what goal setting is all about. They understand the importance of goals in your journey and it’s going to be one of the very first things you’ll do at Noom. Define “Your Big Picture”.
Defining “my big picture” was definitely one of the “7 Reasons Why The Noom Weight Loss Program Helped Me Achieve My Dreams” . Even one year into my maintenance journey “my big picture” is still an integral part of my life. It’s what keeps me focused. It keeps me “in tune” as to why I’ve been doing this throughout my weight loss, and now into the maintenance phase. You see, “Your Big Picture” is what keeps you going into maintenance. “Your Big Picture” really is, more than a number on a scale!
“Your Big Picture” really is, more than a number on a scale!
Reaching Goal Weight With “Your Big Picture”
At this point, you probably have some idea of how much weight you want to lose. Can you see yourself at that weight? It’s probably pretty awesome, isn’t it? Having that picture in your mind of what life will be like when you get to your goal weight. That is “Your Big Picture”. When you think about “Your Big Picture” (YBP for short), it’s not just about your appearance though. It also has to do with what you are doing in your life. How you are interacting with other people. How you feel inside. Your confidence level. Wherever your imagination takes you.
The Three Components
To create YBP you need 3 things:
- A goal
- Know all the reasons why you want to reach that goal
- Know what changes you will notice when you reach your goal
This whole process creates YBP. This picture with its 3 components is why you are doing all this work. Reminding yourself of this along the way is powerful motivation to keep going. That picture in your mind is worth it!
Let’s look at these two scenarios and see what goal is more likely to be achieved.
BECKY-I want to lose 25 pounds.
TRISH-I want to lose 25 pounds. I want to eat healthier and exercise more to lower my blood pressure so I can get off my blood pressure medication. Fitting in those size 10 jeans, I’ve had hanging in my closet for the past 3 years will be realized. I want to have more energy to be able to play with my kids. Have confidence in myself and just be a happier person again. A healthy lifestyle to be my new norm.
Trish is the winner here. She has very clear reasons why she wants to lose the weight and she has visions of how she will look, act and feel when she gets there. She also has a desire to maintain that lifestyle when she loses that weight.
Becky may lose the weight, but when times get a bit rough on her weight loss journey, she has nothing to fallback on to tell her WHY losing 25 pounds is worth it to her. Another important thing to note is that Becky has no plans for what happens when she loses the 25 pounds. If she reaches her goal weight, Becky has an increased chance of regaining it, because she doesn’t have a clear vision of what her life will be like at goal or beyond
We’ve talked about motivation. When you have had a bad day and life isn’t exactly going to plan, it’s helpful to think about that picture of yourself. It can be just the gentle push you need. This is a lifestyle change. The final result you picture will give you the incentive to keep moving forward by taking all the things you have learned and keep applying them. “Your Big Picture” is flexible too. It’s not written in stone. Things come and go in your life and you can adjust YBP accordingly. Chances are, with all the things you will be
Keeping “Your Big Picture” On The Radar
What can help remind you of YBP? A version of YBP in written form. Put it down on paper and have it somewhere you can see it. Post it on your fridge, your bulletin board. Frame it! I have mine taped inside the front page of my journal. Post it on your desktop wallpaper, your phone screen, or to your tablet screen. Somewhere you are likely to run into it on a daily basis. Every Monday, I make a point of reviewing mine. In a room by myself, I take it out and read it aloud. Really take it in. It’s really cool when you realize you aren’t at goal yet, but you have already seen changes come to reality! It gives you an amazing source of satisfaction in all your efforts! You know you will make it!
MAKE “YOUR BIG PICTURE” A REALITY
By joining Noom, “Your Big Picture” can be a reality! With the convenience of the Noom program within the phone app, you have everything available on the go! With support through professional coaching and a supportive community of fellow “
Frequently Asked Questions
“Your Big Picture” is a very specific goal that you can clearly picture in your mind. You will know how you will look, what you will be doing, how you interact with others and you will know the way you feel. Creating “Your Big Picture” is highly motivational because it can be a clear reminder of why you are working so hard to lose weight.
Yes, and as a matter of fact , it is very likely it will. As you work though the program, you will see changes in yourself. Things that were important at one time, may not be as important now. Circumstances in your life could change as well. If your current version of “Your Big Picture” isn’t serving you, change it. You will take the same steps as you did at the beginning.
It is really up to you, but I would recommend reading them once a week and more often (perhaps daily) if you are going through a rough spot, such as a plateau. Find a quiet place you can read it alone. Reading it aloud, makes it sound “real”. It helps it really sink in! Put some inflection in your voice when reading it too. The emphasis will hit home!
After years of weight issues, I have finally found the formula of combining healthy food choices, regular exercise and positive behavior change to lose weight for good. Coupled with, exploring self-development, being productive and living simply, I am now maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in a good place. I enjoy writing articles to help my readers to become the best they can be!