I am starting this for 1-Newbies, 2-MORE gals [specifically the More to Lose], and 3-anyone that need some encouragement to actually put the tapes in and DO them.
I have seen several post lately with ladies that are so discouraged or overwhelmed because of having a lot to lose and the physical limitations that come with it. This program works but you do have to do it. I understand the fear/apprehension. So I decided to be a cheerleader for us.
I picked the name Regal Tappers because it sounds better than Queen size, and it sounds positive. OUR MOTTO IS CUT REPS!
The first rule it that everyone has to have a POSITIVE nickname/screenname. In preemie wards they give all of the babies strong names like Hercules and Xena so that they have positive energy to get stronger and healthier. If your imagination is taxed just put Queen or Princess in front of your name. [did you see "the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"? Great nicknames]
2nd Rule-You have to say something positive about yourself in your posts-even if it is the same every time. It doesn't have to be physical, it can be "I am a good listener and my friends can count on me", but if you can say something positive it helps put a good spin on the day.
3rd-Encourage someone else by name. What goes around comes around.
4th-No one but you will know if you do this but do one nice thing for yourself a day. This does not mean treating yourself to a pint of Ben & Jerry's. Do your nails, put on some lipstick, brush your body etc.
Rule 5-(but it should probably #2)-Measurements once a week, Scales once a Month.
(((HUGS))) to all
Diane Stone (honorary)
Eileen F (honorary)