Originally Posted by junkatarian
I don't want to be overweight, not fit, and just generally unhealthy, but I seem to keep choosing that route. Why?
I'm not sure why we make the choices we do sometimes, when we know very well that the achieve the very opposite effect that we are looking to achieve. For more then 20 years I don't know why I chose to be overweight. But certainly, being overweight IS a choice. As is being fit a choice. The "comfort" that food provides is really of no comfort of all if it makes us fat and miserable. I now find it much more comforting to be fit and slim. I now look at my long term satisfaction instead of my immediate gratification. Now, I find comfort in adhering to my healthy lifestyle.
For me, I could not, or should say, WOULD not sustain a healthy lifestyle until my desire to be fit, healthy and slim OUTWEIGHED the desire for the food. I needed to get to that point. When I truly got fed up enough, THAT'S when I was WILLING
to do what was necessary to make and KEEP making the choices that got me to lose the weight and now keep it off.
So when I did reach that point, that EXTREME DESIRE of wanting to be slim OVER the "food", I then made a COMMITMENT, that no matter what life threw at me - stress, boredom, loneliness, happiness, holidays, weekends, bad circumstances, not "feeling like it", parties, sadness, financial difficulties, health concerns, family upheaval, you name it - I would now stick
to a healthy lifestyle. No matter what. Because I had made the commitment
So for me, first came that extreme desire
, which then prompted that ironclad commitment
Delve down deep. Decide what you want the MOST. The very, very most.