Monday, February 15, 2021

Weight loss: easier said than done but not as hard as I thought

I think, talk and write about weight loss all the time. So do a lot of people. It's been one of the top trending subjects for decades now. But clearly, for a lot of folks it ends with talk. Because more people are more overweight than ever before. More people are suffering and dying from weight related health issues. 

7 years ago I put my words into deeds and lost 100 lb. But for a long time, I was stuck at the "think about it" stage. And what I thought was that it was easier said than done. I have heard this excuse so often. Yes, I call it an excuse. We tell ourselves "it's going to be so much work. I don't know if I can do it. I don't know if I really need to do it. I definitely know I don't want to do it." We literally talk ourselves out of dieting and doing what it takes to slim down. 

So obviously yes it's easier to talk about than do. But so is pretty much anything. Yet that does not stop us doing those things. So why weight loss? Why is that the thing that so many people avoid doing? For me it was fear and laziness. I'm not a lazy person per se. But I was lazy about my eating or overeating. I was lazy about not monitoring. And I was afraid that it would be too difficult and I would fail. So for a long time I didn't try. 

But then out of the blue I had this ah-ha moment when I realized I can do this. My higher power, whom I choose to call God, sent me confidence that I could do this and assurance that He would help. And so I did and so He did. And you know what? It was challenging but not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. 

If you need to lose weight, and are at the thinking about it stage, I hope that you will take strength from these words. You can do it. You will do it. I don't just believe it, I know it and I love you all 


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