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Chapter 25, Day 80 ... What's the most important virtue with weight loss?

Friday, June 09, 2017

What is the most important virtue when it comes to weight loss, and health and wellness? A few run through my head:

self discipline

I've never had any self-discipline, and that seems to make consistency doubly hard for me. I've always found it difficult to do "a little each day" to make a large task smaller and manageable. I had one successful round of weight loss back in 2006 when I lost 38# so I know I have it in me. What I remember about this time was that my job was a 60 hour week most weeks and there were weeks it was busier still. But faithfully, I rose before dawn and got my exercise in every day. I did little strength training. And my diet was full of whole foods, no sugars, and minimal starches. I accepted no invitations out to eat because I believed I was too weak to withstand the challenge. Within 5-1/2 months, I trimmed 38# off my frame, and was no longer pre-hypertensive or pre-diabetic.

I need to return to the Plan that's worked for me in the past. But, I won't refuse the invitations out to eat, because they are always family functions, and that is way too important to me to skip.

More than anything, even more than being overweight, I am bothered regularly by thoughts of ruining my health and having an event like a heart attack or a stroke. I will be 64 this year....not dealing with my obesity and health and wellness makes me feel like I am creating a dangerous situation for myself. I want to live today different.

So, first things first. Live today different. Tomorrow can wait.
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    Sounds like a emoticon plan Vicki! emoticon emoticon
    541 days ago
    I couldn't agree with you more!! You are right! I should write those 3 words down and hang them on the fridge. I too had a successful weight loss back in 2006 - 2007. It was the best year of my life, but I made the mistake of caving to the temptation of Halloween candies. That's the mistake I keep repeating through the years. Obviously, I have to work on those 3 key words, consistency, self discipline, commitment!

    Thank you for the reminder!
    547 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/12/2017 7:52:02 AM
    It is hard I agree. You're right though, we need to take it a day at a time. emoticon
    I'm in the same place. I remember what I did and how I did it - that last time when I dropped weight - but I can't seem to get back into that zone.
    549 days ago
    The older you get the harder it is, it seems that blubber is really comfortable where it is and is not going to go anywhere. I can drop down to 600 calories a day and walk 5 miles a day for a week, and nothing will happen. It's an age thing.
    549 days ago
    I guess you need to remember, "Just do it." That is what I do, now it is a habit.I remember you always use to use that, don't think just do.
    No need to give up on family invitations either, I agree with you, family time is very important, maybe bring a healthier dish along as you say you sometimes do.
    You can do it friend. emoticon emoticon
    Have a wonderful day Vicki. emoticon
    549 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/12/2017 8:23:44 AM
    Do you just want weight loss or a healthful lifestyle
    550 days ago
    Simple easy changes lead to big rewards!
    550 days ago
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