Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Another thing that I learned from Made to Crave is that big things can be brought down by small things. She gave the example of the plane that Captain Scully piloted with both engines shutdown by geese. The plane was brought down by the small geese and luckily he was able to land in the Hudson River. Our weight loss goals can also be brought down by small things. Maybe we let a negative comment get to us and then we seek consolation with food and then we eat more food. Maybe sneaking a cookie or treat seems innocent but then we crave another and then another. One small thing can snowball into a big thing.
But I would like to think the opposite is true too. Small things can lead to big things in a positive way. Going for small walks at first gradually leads to longer walks. Drinking water instead of soda gradually leads to eliminating soda. Small gradual changes can lead to big results. So start out small and simple but build to something big and spectacular! You know you can!