Call it something other than a “journey”, because journey suggests an “end”, and losing weight really never really “ends”......a person with overeating issues will have to keep dealing with their love of eating forever.
One of the habits that has stuck with me since I started this healthy living is investing is a food scale that can weigh in grams and ounces and can be tared. I use the scale to measure my solid food. I find it helps me be more accurate and honest with the amount of food I am eating, It's just too easy to try and squeeze more and more into measuring cups, which can be messy. :-)
Several years ago Reader's Digest had a Change One challenge, you make ONE change at a time and let that start to become a habit, then you add ONE more change.
It's important to keep in mind that if you are trying to lose a bad habit, you need to replace it with a healthy habit. If you want to quit smoking, you better find a healthy replacement or you will end up using food to replace the cigarette and you'll gain weight! Instead, when you have the urge to smoke try going for a 10 minute walk (or some other activity).
You can even combine your goals - If you want to stop mindless eating and you are also wanting to declutter, instead of reaching for a snack when you are not truly hungry you can devote 10 minutes to getting rid of clutter.
The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them. ~Heather Whitestone
Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. ~Leonard Cohen
Lately I've been completely overwhelmed by the amount of weight I need to lose. But I am trying to break it down into mini goal weight loss. Also I am choosing to take baby steps, focusing on one healthy choice at a time. Right now I am focusing on getting my water in and cutting out sweets. I began with just the water.
I am in physical therapy for an injury to the Achilles tendon so I have been getting my exercise in twice a week. The exercises they have me do there have me ideas to do once I am able to get to the gym. Example, recumbent bike and let presses. I get overwhelmed by the gym, so I plan on finding out which times are the least crowded and going then.
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Proverbs 3;5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm writing an article/blog about how to start a weight loss journey when you feel completely overwhelmed. Would you be willing to share what worked for you? What are the first few things someone can do to start heading down the right path without feeling like it's all just too much?
You can post your comments here or SparkMail them to me and they might be featured in my piece that comes out next month. Thanks in advance for your help!
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford
"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."