Have you looked at the success stories on this website? Have you seen the doctor who lost 120 pounds? Brenda wrote some very worthwhile advice in her story: eat right, surround yourself with active healthy people, stop obsessing about weight loss but keep your eye on the simple math of calories in versus calories out, and be committed to your goals.
Looking at Brenda’s advice and knowing how she succeeded by following those simple philosophies, made me realize I have to do more.
I credit myself with eating right, being active and staying committed even though I am not (at this moment) losing. That is all true, but not true enough.
I finally had to take a cold, hard look at what I was doing—and as much as I hate to admit it, I could be doing better.
What it takes to be a Success Story
Exercising 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week
Occasional sugary treats 1-2 times/week
Daily activity beyond exercise
Maintain nutrition program instead
of regularly giving yourself permission to eat what someone else is eating
Fits and spurts of exercise with gaps of 2 to 4 days at times with no exercise
Daily sugary treats (although they’re written down & counted in my calories)
Taking the elevator up or down 1 floor at the hospital and parking as close to the door as possible
I never say diet. I’m don’t think I THINK it enough either. And by that I mean making conscious better choices instead of letting myself believe my hips won’t notice the French fries.
How many of you have a reality that differs from what is truly necessary to succeed? Please share with me and any little tips or revelations that have helped you get your reality closer to what is required. I can’t emphasize enough how interested I am in what has worked for you!