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:
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.