Is losing weight one of your New Year’s resolutions? Ten tips to achieve your weight-loss goal

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Is losing weight one of your New Year's resolutions? Did you know that more than a third of us will give up our new diets within the first week? Alyssa McNamee from TOPS joins FOX6 WakeUp with ten tips that will help you reach your weight loss goal.

1. Remember how far you’ve come. Pull out an old photo and consider: “What was I doing and how was I feeling at this time last year?”

2. Talk to someone who motivates you – a cheerleader in your life, like a friend, parent, sibling, or mentor.

3. Forgive yourself for a bad day and move on. Tomorrow is a new day and another chance to get back on track.

4. Do something you love. What cheers you up – cooking, playing with your pet, or immersing yourself in a good book, for example?

5. Move. Exercise boosts your mood. Even simply walking your dog around the neighborhood can make you feel better.

6. Laugh. Play your go-to sitcom or head to the theater to see the latest funny film and get your mind off your day.

7. Pause to think about your triumphs. How much weight have you already lost? Do your clothes feel looser? Have you been eating more fruits and vegetables?

8. Put things in perspective and help someone in need. Give your time toward a worthy cause.

9. Return to what inspires you – your favorite songs, quotes, or poems. Let them motivate you to stay the course.

10. Imagine your life after you achieve your weight-loss goal. What are you doing? How do you feel?

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