Originally Posted by Kelsey21
I posted this morning with the hope that today would be a better day than yesterday for eating healthy. I was wrong. I went to work and was okay for a little bit but then I just gave in and ate what I shouldn't have.
WARNING SOME TOUGH LOVE AHEAD:
Seems to me that instead of hoping
for a better day, you need to WORK towards and FOR a better day. You need to PLAN for a better day. Start by requiring MORE from yourself. Stop settling for foods and behaviors that don't make you happy, that don't get you towards your goals. Because it seems to me, that "eating like this" does NOT provide you with happiness. I think you must decide, once and for all what it is that you want the MOST
, the very, very MOST
- "those foods" or the weight loss. Since there is no way on earth that you can have them both, and you MUST come to terms with that, you therefore have got to decide - it's one or the other. Which is it going to be?
Stop giving yourself permission to push it off till "tomorrow". Yesterday was TODAY's tomorrow. I hope that made sense. Start doing what is required TODAY. Today, right this minute and the next minute and the next. There will be many choices to make during the course of a "today". You need to continually
keep on making the right ones.
Okay, back to the planning. What is your plan? Do you have a plan or do you just wing it? Because eating healthy, won't happen on it's own. It must be mapped out and planned IN ADVANCE. So make yourself a good HEALTHY, delicious eating plan - decide ahead of time what and where all your meals and snacks will be and stick to that sucker like GLUE. Like GLUE. Bring your own foods with you to work and make it a strict rule that you will ONLY eat foods that you bring in yourself. Don't leave the door open to should I, shouldn't I? ooh maybe I can just try this one bite and so on and so on. Make it a rule, a LAW. Don't make it an option to go "off plan".
No more being discouraged, be ENCOURAGED. Get excited
about the changes that you are going to make and the wonderful transformation that you and you only CAN make happen. This is within your power. Losing weight is a doable thing and you too CAN do it. You hold the strings. You don't have to be overweight if you don't want to be. Life is too short to be waiting for tomorrow. Before you know it you can tomorrow away half your life (I surely did). Today
is as good a day as any. Seize the day! Make the very most of it and be all that you can be.
You can turn it around. First post: "Today was my first day on plan"
Next post: "Today was my second day on plan."
And before you know it, you'll be stringing together on-plan day after on-plan day and the tide will turn and you will be more then well on to your way to realizing your hopes and dreams.