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Only do things I will be willing and able to do for the rest of my life

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!

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    I've been looking for that right "fit" with food and exercise - one of my new rules is to look for that opportunity -- and I've had some times when walking when an hour shows up free. I shopped the gyms in my area and I'm not comfortable with those, but there is the city recreation where I went for the first time and a college one that I have access to because my husband works there. The first one is in the direction of home from the late work nights M & Th, the college one is near my worksite T &F, so now I have a new rule: be prepared for that opportunity! I've had shoes in my trunk for awhile, but now I'm going to travel with workout clothes too!

    Keep enjoying making your rules work
    2275 days ago
    #1 is how I'm going to lose this weight for good this time! I have learned that I need my little indulgences. Back when I was a diet Nazi, if I went off track just a little bit then I over did it working out later and my mental state suffered. I just thought I wasn't good enough to keep on schedule.
    Good blogs BTW
    2277 days ago
    I read it too and Rule #1 made a light bulb go off in my head.

    Thanks for sharing
    2277 days ago
  • RINA2002
    I read that blog, too, and the first rule definitely helps me from doing crazy "one-time" things to speed up my weight loss.
    2279 days ago
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