|...even hearing loss |
isn't a problem.
And here lies the problem. I KNOW better than to equate success with weight loss. I talk about it all the time. The objective of this post is to air my own dirty laundry out for all to see. No matter what you know...it is so much harder to practice. So first things first....self analysis.
|Seriously? How could I say no?|
Recently I learned that the definition of insane or crazy is doing the same thing over and over and over again with the expectation of a different result. Based upon this definition, I'm crazy. I eat a plate of nachos (mmmmm.....nachos) and steel a few of those fabulous mini chocolate bars (maybe more than a few) and still expect the scale to represent a healthy diet. I blame it on that internal voice that tells me it's okay..it's just one mini chocolate bar..it won't make a difference. The same voice will tell me the same thing over and over again until I wake up from my chocolate-coma to see a mound of wrappers in front of me (of course this is a dramatic depiction for effect, but you get the idea).
It's not that I crave or think about junk food all the time. In fact, I crave vegetables and fruit more. But when it is in front of me I lose my urge to resist. So what is to be done with someone lacking the "willpower" (I hate that word) to resist temptation? oooh I know this one................could it be action planning to overcome barriers to success? Bingo!
|It is really this simple.|
It isn't as easy as it once was. As we age (especially women) our hormonal changes play a big role in our weight loss. It will take a lot more effort to lose the pounds than it once did and that, in itself, may be the barrier that gets in the way of your success. I continue to keep health in the forefront of my mind and continue with my personal promise to not let the goal of weight loss get the best of me. However, at times, it does get a little disheartening....I have to admit.
So for myself, I will make an effort to learn from my experiences, create action plans that will help to overcome barriers, and continue my pledge to eat a healthy diet predominantly based upon vegetables and fruit. As far as the exercise, although I have been consistent, I will be changing my program around to include more resistance training and a renew focus on cardiovascular strength. As far as making it a habit, I already have that down. If you haven't formed that habit yet and wish to...there are many blogs here that provide you with the steps to take for life long physical activity. I highly recommend them....although I may be bias.
|God, I hope the little guy made it.|
Thanks for reading.