Saturday, January 28, 2012
I was reading the Daily Blog about a fellow Sparker, Ksigma1222, who has lost 155 pounds and kept it off for over 4 years. His rules:
1. Only do things I will be willing and able to do for the rest of my life.
2. Keep things simple.
3. Have a backup or fallback plan,
4.Have distractions for when things get rough and/challenging.
I agree they are all great rules but #1, Only do things I will be willing and able to do for the rest of my life, that is the one I keep tying to get people to understand when it comes to losing weight and getting healthy. I think it's probably the most important one because if you don't like something, you will probably never stick with it.
It is painful to watch "new dieters" going to insane lengths to lose weight. I've done it before myself sad to say. It is really simple, change your habits to new ones you can live with. Are you really going to be able to live the rest of your life without eating a piece of cheesecake, or eating at McDonald's? Probably not so why cut them out of your diet now? Eat foods you like, just in portion size and in moderation! MODERATION!!
Don't like going to the gym? Why waste your money on a membership for something you don't like? Find things you like to do or you will never stick with exercise.
Try everything once, keep the stuff you like, simple!