Turning Desire into Action
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I've been very quiet lately on Spark People. I realized that the only action I was doing was thinking, and blogging about what I was thinking. I had really good intentions, but I had no follow through. I've been a member for 3 years now and instead of loosing weight during that time, I have gained weight!
Wow, this is not good, not good at all! If my desires and my thoughts counted as pounds lost, I would be a toothpick! How do I turn that desire into action, that is the question I needed answered. I realize that I needed, to get back to the basics of Spark People's weight loss approach. This time I will follow it as it was written, instead of tweaking it. My tweaks are why my weight has gone up and my old habits returned.
My first action was to sign up for the free trial of SP Diet Coach, then I got a book that was recommended by Dee, which enhances the SP weight loss program. I need small successes which in turn will lead to large successes. My first area of concentration was to stop my late night snacking. I have a 7 day streak going
Each night I go w/out snacking the stronger my desire to not snack grows. I am learning that I snack because I am bored or for something to do. The desire to snacks comes from my thoughts not because I am hungry. I have a no snack buddy that I report to every day, Just knowing I have to report to her has turned my desire not to snack into action. When this action becomes a habit, I will tackle daily exercising. Yes I am exercising, but it's not my priority right now, but it will be my next priority.
I have found out that in order for me to turn my weight loss desire into action I must do it by changing 1 bad habit at a time, involve a weight loss buddy that I hold myself accountable to, and to realize this is going to take time. Here's to turning my desires into action one step at a time.