Just decide to change one thing a week.
Examples would be:
1 - This week I will track everything I eat in the nutrition tracker (sometimes the shame of having to record something will prevent me from eating it)
2 - This week I will measure all my food before I eat it (eating true serving sizes make you realize exactly what you are eating)
3 - This week I will switch from full fat/2% milk to 1%/skim milk (saves calories and fat grams, so you can use them to eat other things)
It makes it easier to make the change than trying to do everything all at once.
As far as smoking goes, I hear that the first step would be to get one of those smokeless cigarettes. They still have nicotine in them, but it is less. Then limit how often you can smoke. Just phase it out slowly. Everyone that I know that has gone cold turkey hasn't lasted unless it is medically advised (my step mother had breast cancer and had no choice). I'm not a smoker, so I can only give advice second hand.........
Remember, this is just like learning to walk. You need to take small consistent steps towards the goal. You will fall, several times, but as long as you get up and try again you will be running before you know it!!!
Good luck on the journey to a new healthier, happier you!!!
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. - Julia Child
Started 6/30/11 at 189.6lbs. With a final goal weight of 135lbs.
| current weight: 188.8