Getting Around To It

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Getting Around To It

So it is the first week of January 2015 and you are probably already wondering how you are going to get everything done that you thought you wanted to in 2015…does that sound about right? January 1st came and there was a resounding “I’ll get around to that—soon/tomorrow/next week” Let’s see how Timer® Tips can help.

TimerDIET®

Losing weight can seem daunting if you don’t have a plan and you have no idea how you are going to lose weight or how much weight you should lose. There are a lot of things you need to do before you start losing weight, in fact Chapter 4 of TimerDIET is dedicated just to what you need to do before you start to lose weight. Sometimes we procrastinate because we are just not sure where to start. Fear of failure can set in since we are truly positive we have no idea what we are doing or should do!

Here are the subsections in Chapter 4—Before You Start

  • Wardrobe Makeover
  • Refrigerator, Freezer, Pantry, and Spice Cabinet Makeover
  • Kitchen Makeover
  • Cooking
  • Nutrients
  • Grocery Shopping and Menu Creating
  • Journals
  • Bad Habits and Vices
  • How Did I Get Here?
  • Loving Life, Stress, and Giving
  • Giving Up One Food
  • Goal Setting

Preparation is the most important step (next to action) to get you to where you want to be!

TimerSAVINGS™

Lack of savings affects more than our spending decisions. It can affect our weight, our health, and our joy of life. Savings is not just for a rainy day. Savings allows you to live life without being in constant fear that you may lose a job, a client may leave, or an illness will bankrupt you tomorrow. Sometimes our desire to save money can be so great that we forget to give and that too, can create its own set of problems. We were really meant to spend, save (invest), and give. It helps our psyche! The way we see the world. The way we interact with the world. The amounts are irrelevant, the percentage of our out flow is really what makes a difference. While I think the percentage decision is a very personal one and you will feel it in your gut when you are right and when you are NOT! The most common starting points are 10% of income to giving and savings should be one year’s salary in the bank. Please don’t stress out if you don’t have this in savings, but do what you can to make that your goal this year. You will be surprised when you make savings a goal, along with a giving plan, miracles begin to happen. So do it now, make your plan and work your plan!

 

TimerORGANIZER™

Are you not so organized or perhaps organized in some areas of your life and not so much in others? Organizing your things so you are not constantly looking for them is just as important as organizing your time so that you can get the most out of each day! Think each day how long will a task really take, try setting your timer and give yourself that exact amount of time to finish the task. You will be surprised that giving yourself only so much time to get something done will actually force you to get it done in a shorter amount of time. Be sure to set aside time at the end of the day to organize your stuff for the following day. Do your best to put in your ‘to-do’ list only what you plan on doing each day. Otherwise you are training yourself to not finish what you put on your ‘to-do’ list. As you go through the day and you realize that your time is not as available as you originally thought, start moving or deleting things from your to-do list. This allows your to-do list to be only those items you currently believe you will finish that day!

I hope these Timer®Tips help you in Getting Around To It, when it comes to your diet, organization, and savings!

Sherri Sue Fisher author of TimerDIET, TimerORGANIZER, and TimerSAVINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Years Resolutions

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New Years Resolutions

So here is comes again, those New Year’s Resolutions that you are so excited to make and even more hopeful to keep, and in the end you find that some of them were just too hard to do every day. It is the Pass/Fail mentality that makes New Year’s Resolutions so doomed that some of us never even make them. Let’s look at changes that can be made throughout the year using Timer®Tips!

TimerORGANIZER™

New Year 2015 is comingWouldn’t it be nice if this was the year that you had everything organized; your time, your projects, your belongings, and most importantly your life! It is possible, if you know what is important to you! What are your values? What do want to accomplish: today, tomorrow, this week, this month, this year, in the next few years, in your lifetime? Is what you are spending your time on right now consistent with what you want to accomplish? If it is then relax and realize that sometimes steps in the right direction are better than lots of action in the wrong direction. If it is not, STOP, step back and decide what is truly important and make adjustments. Remember it is a journey, one that is meant to be looked back on and remembered with joy, even though not every moment may be joyful.

TimerSAVINGS™

SuccessThe New Year is a good time to define what financial goals you want to achieve during the New Year. Again, this is not a pass/fail situation. It is a life style thing. How do you want your life to look? Is where you are currently working or the business you run bringing in the amount of money that you envisioned during this time in your journey? If not, decide what you can do to get your vision and your reality on the same track. While I don’t think that adhering to a strict budget is the best way to live life, I do believe that you need to know what your basic expenses are that you have to expend each month no matter what and then decide how much you have left over and then divide it up between discretionary spending, savings, and giving. Most people have the goal of spending what they get, and just as the universe would be expected to behave, they spend what they get. You must change your plan or you will have the same as you have in the past and for some that may mean financial struggles.

TimerDIET®

Dining is a BreezeWhat would New Year’s Resolutions be without looking at our overall health and how we feel about our bodies? It is so important to feel good about how you look and feel and it is even more important to take care of your body so you have the best chance for good health. How do you want your body to look like (really…not society)? Do you have any goals that you can look forward to that can help you get to the weight that you want to get to? It may seem like a good idea to have a buddy or accountability partner but it is not. The reason and motivation to lose weight needs to be yours and not someone else pushing you. If you aren’t sure about my philosophy on Why Diets Do NOT Work, go to my website and request Chapter 2 and have it sent to you free to understand all the problems that “dieting” can create when you really thought you were doing everything right.

Sherri Sue Fisher author of TimerDIET, TimerORGANIZER, and to be released in Spring of 2015 TimerSAVINGS

 

 

 

 

Accountability

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Diet Plans Where You are Accountable to Someone Else May Backfire!

We hear about having an accountability partner and be accountable to someone else for your diet plan. Is this really working? I can’t imagine asking my best friend to tell me to my face when they think I am screwing up and being “happy” about them telling me. Let’s even go to a worst case scenario. Your friend is also losing weight and by all accounts is being perfect and losing weight faster than you. Now you have your best friend on your case and losing weight faster than you are. Will this motivate you? Or make you give up and say, “I just don’t want to play this game anymore!”?

So try these new rules for being accountable to you and only YOU:

Exercise for YOU!

Exercise for YOU!

  1. Do not tell anyone that you are planning on losing weight
  2. Keep a journal of what you ate so you can learn how certain foods affect you
  3. Always do things that you love to do
  4. Never create a reward system for reaching your weight loss goals
  5. Keep a journal of your exercise progress, see how much you are able to increase in time and weight, it is exciting!

Diets and weight loss plans are all over the place right now and it can be a little overwhelming. Just remember that you have the power to lose the weight you want within you! Keep your friends for fun, sad times, and someone to talk with.

Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet and TimerOrganizer

 

Power of Desire

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Power of Desire

The power of desire is only matched by the power of fear. Fear of getting sick, the fear of ailments, and the fear of the situation getting worse. The problem with fear is that it is in the future…until it is actually in the present, then fear actually becomes desire. The desire to recover from being sick, the desire to be free from an ailment, and the desire to make things better.Power of Desire vs Fear of Failure

Fear is the future. Desire is the present. When you get your desire to make a change stronger than your ability to accept the status quo that is when positive change can happen. Sometimes, you just have to go in faith. Go with your desire, make a plan, and make it happen!

Fear of Failure

Sometimes fear of failure can keep us from even trying to live out our desires. I completely understand! When I decided it was time to lose weight I didn’t tell anyone until I had lost 10 pounds. I wanted to make sure that I was able to do this and I didn’t want to start something and then have everyone ask me…how is it coming!! Once I lost 10 pounds I felt confident that I could lose the weight that I wanted which was about 35 pounds. I needed that boost of confidence of those 10 pounds.

ProgressProgress is the only way to make it to the Top

Remember to appreciate your progress! So many times we make progress and then we take it for granted and it slips away. So take time to appreciate your progress but keep your next goal in mind. Stay the course. Know what your plan is and when it is time to transition to maintenance. Don’t underestimate the words, “Good job!” can make to your psyche. Being proud of your own progress is paramount to future success.

Here is to wishing you all the success you desire!

Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet and TimerOrganizer

 

 

 

Earth Week

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The week from April 16 to April 22 we celebrated Earth Week, but did you know this holiday has been around for decades? In fact 1970 it was created to help bring awareness to the Earth’s environment. Yes, before many of us were even born (not me I’m a boomer baby), people have said to be concerned about the Earth. But, what have we done to help? What did we resign ourselves to do differently this last week?Natural Spring Water

It seems over the decades we have allowed convenience to rule before conservation. Sometimes, it is not really our fault, we have been told that doing things differently would help the environment when in fact they did not—plastic bags. However, we cannot overlook our increasing desire for easier over Mother Earth—bottled water. We have been given some ideas to help like plant our own garden or recycle everything from boxes, paper, and electronics. Are we doing so even when it is not convenient?  Is it enough? Is it helping?

I think in theory we all want to not harm the environment, but I don’t think we truly know what our actions are doing to the environment. Also, we aren’t sure how to measure the positive impact we may or may not have on Earth by doing what we feel are the right things to do.

Sorry, no answers this week…just a lot of questions…

Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet and to be released in June of 2014 TimerOrganizer

www.timerdiet.com

Your New Year’s Goals

If you made a New Year’s resolution and have already broken it—forget about it!! Who cares? That was yesterday. Today is a new day and you need to look at your resolution and see what the real goal behind it was. If the real goal was to lose weight and you decided your New Year’s resolution was to not have anything with sugar in it, well of course never having sugar again is not going to happen. Instead you want to make goals for the New Year!! You have almost an entire 12 months to the year left.

Decide exactly what an ideal year would be for you

Let’s say your ideal year is to lose twenty pounds…then what? What are your other goals not related to weight loss? Sometimes too much focus on one particular goal can become overwhelming and create stress. You want to make goals in all aspects of your life that you would like to improve.

Once you make your goals, you need to make the mini-goals to get you there. Take each of your goals and break them down into what you can reasonable achieve in one month, and then what you need to achieve within a week, and last what you would need to do daily to achieve each mini-goal and eventually your main goal.

You may be fearful to make a goal that you are not sure that you can achieve. I get it! Once you break your goal down into mini-goals your inner guidance will let you know whether your original goal is achievable in the time you have given yourself, and if not make adjustments now, to insure success.

Dream Big! And Make a Plan!

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New Year’s and my thoughts on making Resolutions

New Year’s is the time that we begin to look at the things we want to acheive and goals we want to make for the New Year to come. The best goals are well defined, and have various benchmarks along the way. In my book TimerDiet, I go through all of the things that you will want to do to get yourself ready, if weight-loss is your goal, so that you have the best chance for lasting success. Lasting success is key, since it is very possible to reach your goal and yet not maintain, and that can be worse than never starting in the first place.

You will want to get my book, so you will have the details. My recent blog “The New Year!” gives you a great idea as to what all is needed to get you started on your weight loss goals.

Remember, you do NOT have to start your weight-loss journey on New Year’s Day! In fact New Year’s Day, is probably the worst day to start your weight-loss journey, (unless you are known for acheiving all of your resolutions, in years past.) Being prepared for your weight loss journey is more important than the day that you start. So take the time to prepare yourself, so you know that you are going to not only start your journey; you are going to complete your journey!

Sherri Sue Fisher

12-26-13