How many times have you said, "I wish I could do that." Or maybe you say, "I wish I could lose this weight." "I wish I was as skinny as she is." "I wish I could eat everything she does."
Do you put yourself and your dreams last?
For many overweight people they put their self-last. They do not take the time to take care of their self properly. I know I always took care of my children needs and wants way before I took care of any of mine needs. I would take care of myself late at night when everyone else was sleeping. That was when I would eat and watch TV. I would not even know how much I was eating. I would eat right out of the bag. When I did this I would zone out, I would be able to breathe.
I look back and ask myself, "was that really taking care of myself?"
I would not think of the consequences while I was eating. The guilt, the shame and the - what the heck did I do, comes in after.
I had the "Wish" problem. I wished I had control over my eating issues. I wished I were an active part of my family's life. I wished I was not sitting on the sidelines.
There is no easy way out of this problem. There is no magic pill, no special potion, or lotion. It comes down to not wanting to live your life being overweight, obese anymore. It really comes down to wanting to live life.
This is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It is much easier to eat whatever you want and not worry. That is when the "Wishing" starts.
Here is a trick. Before you eat something that is not on your eating plan, say to yourself "Is it worth it." What this does is make you think twice about what you are going to do. If you really want it and it this does not stop you from eating it, then measure out a portion. When you are in this frame of mind, you will keep eating until the bag is gone. If you want it in the original bag -- some people have to have it that way. Then put the rest in another bag out of your site.
We have all heard that people eat when they feel their rest of their life is out of control. Take control back of your life, one thing at a time. Small changes do add up to big changes.
For today, make one change. A change in the way you do something. Change something that will help you get your life in more control and in less chaos.
Clean out your pantry so all the healthy items at your eye level. Then put the not so healthy stuff to where it is difficult to get that item. Better yet, get rid of the unhealthy stuff. It is a lot harder to get in your car or walk to the store to get it then it is to reach in a pantry.
Email me with the small change you made today.
I'll be talking to you soon.