Weight loss support with a spiritual element. I will keep you posted on my journey in the hopes that you will join me in becoming the person God wants you to be. Don't worry about being religious. Come as you are.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

It's like dealing with weight loss: Focus on the food (and) you'll never deal with the weight issue. Don't make it about the stuff. It robs you of living the life you should live today.

I have lost my weight 3 times; it's getting old. How can anyone work that hard that long and then gain it back? One of the gals at the quilt shop where I go lost her weight with Weight Watchers and I overheard her say that she would never be fat again; she is. Don't get me wrong - Weight Watchers is an excellent, healthy method of eating but if the reason for the weight is not addressed and we are the same person in a smaller body it is only a matter of time. Ask me how I know. We can weigh and measure, total up points, plan meals, attend meetings and weigh in faithfully but that's not the root of the problem. A man at our hiking group was talking about a pill he intended to use to suppress appetite and I pointed out to him that we are not eating because we are hungry or we wouldn't need to lose weight. An appetite suppressant will not help. Are we going to take pills forever? Diets don't work. If they did, many of us would be invisible. Without a change in lifestyle we are doomed to fatdom. We need to make a list of why we are fat - be honest - we all know what we do that has caused this situation. We will then have our battle plan. Start changing those things. Since we tend to go overboard, remember not to start exercising 7 days a week for an hour and a half each time. Results will be great at 3 - 5 times a week and then an hour will do. Start out slowly - remember this is the new lifestyle so  that means for the rest of our days. Drink more water - don't start out with a gallon a day. Change your routine - if you are ravenous when you get home from work, change things up. Sit down and read the mail, put your feet up, and have something refreshing to drink. You will then get your head on straight before the evening's activities.

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