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Nervous About Change


Friday, August 16, 2013

I am ready to make a commitment to eat better and exercise. I am scared. These past few years I have been holding my own, but I am ready to take it to next level (I think). I am scared to try. I am scared thinking about sacrifice. I am scared that I won't succeed when I really want to. I don't want to give up my comfort food, but I am trying to change that attitude.

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TRACYDH 8/20/2013 11:28PM

    I know it's been a few days - how are things going? Just remember not to treat every slip like it's the end - it's just a slip. Keep moving forward, you can do this!

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ANYVAR54 8/16/2013 6:08PM

    Tanya, I understand you fear, and want to encourage you to embrace it. Allow it to feed you. You will overcome it.
Take baby steps.
Don't expect everything to be perfect over night.

And you do not need to give up your favorite foods, just enjoy them in moderation. Less at a time and less frequently.

You can do this. You are a strong woman.

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JILL4KELLY 8/16/2013 11:33AM

    You have already taken the first step by declaring that you are ready to make a commitment emoticon

Try not to think of it as giving up stuff; but giving yourself, your family, and God the best He has given you.

The hardest part for me, I found, was making the commitment. For a long time, I just didn't want to. And the only thing I gave up was amount. I had a Skinny Cow the other night (140 calories) but I had factored that into my day so I could have it. I eat one Dove Dark Chocolate on occasion (42 calories), but don't pop the whole thing in my mouth and sometimes just let it slowly melt on my tongue - then I stop at the 1 because I know what going on will do to my body and I can't let that happen again for Kelly's sake - she needs me.

You CAN do this. Will you have bad days or even weeks? Sure. "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world." John 16:33 NIV. Notice that He won't take our troubles away, but He is with us.

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JACKIE542 8/16/2013 10:36AM

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KIWIANN 8/16/2013 10:20AM

    That first step into the unknown, untested waters is always the scariest. Believe in yourself, you CAN do this! And you will have so much to be grateful for when you do succeed! emoticon

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