Honesty IS the Best Policy!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
How can I explain this? Well I will try to. ... I joined this website full of excitement and looking for help. I found it! But ... as I proceeded going through the stages I soon found myself at stage 4 and I felt pretty good about it because what I had read about each stage I was doing all of those things even from the start.
I began with documenting everything that I was consuming. I was measuring out 1 serving and putting the rest away, storing it for later. So I felt like I don't need to read all of this stuff. I will get along with browsing through and maybe even skipping over some stuff. You know what ... I was WRONG!
You cannot say that you are going to change and then pick and choose what you are going to change. There are tools, rules and actions that you must take to make a change like we that are here say we are going to do.
I am not trying to run a race with anyone, at least not yet. I am here to make a change with me, to improve my life. I am here to change the way I think about food and other habits related to that so I don't fall into those traps again and fail at this. Once is enough for me. I don't intend to have to come here again and again, for weight loss. I will loose but at a much slower rate. I'm really in no hurry and I want to enjoy this journey.
That means being honest about what I'm doing and eating every step of the way. You can collect spark points and gain in that area but never meet your goals because you chested somewhere.
Well to make along story shorter, I went back to stage 2. I decided that I was going to really read through everything even if it was something that I was doing already, because there might just be something there to benefit me. Something that I had not thought of.
I will win this weight loss adventure because I am here to change.
C = CORRAL AND CORRECT NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS
H = HONOR GOD BY TAKING CARE OF MY BODY
A = ACCEPT, BELIEVE AND CONFESS THE TRUTH ABOUT MYSELF
N = NEVER ACCEPT ANY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
G = GIVE, GIVE, GIVE ... GIVE MYSELF TO LEARNING WHAT I MUST DO TO HAVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, GIVE TO THOSE ON THE TEAMS I STARTED AND THEN FINALLY ...
E = ENDURE THIS JOURNEY AND EVERYTHING THAT IT TAKES TO MAKE THE WEIGHT LOSS HAPPEN.
You see after all ... HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY!