STEP NINE

Maintain Positive Changes

OVERVIEW

Determining readiness for maintenance Techniques for resisting the "pull of the past" Changes to the coaching relationship during maintenance

 

In Weight Watchers®, when a person reaches her goal weight, she moves from a regular membership to a lifetime membership designed to help her keep the weight off for the rest of her life. She usually attends meetings less frequently and only has to pay a fee when she rises above her goal weight. The continued weigh-ins and potential fees inform her when she gains just a pound or two so the gain doesn’t go unchecked and turn into 20, 40, or 100 pounds and put her back where she started.

In coaching, there’s a phase similar to a Weight Watchers lifetime membership. ...

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