Actions express priorities. Words are nothing until we back them up with actions.
Sadly many live in the illusion that they want to lose weight. They talk and talk about wanting to lose 20+ pounds & how they are going to do it and they’re probably eating fast food for lunch, buying soft drinks at Winn Dixie and eating whatever they want during the day. They have good intentions in their heart but the mind and emotions aren’t ready to make the change and that only leads to frustration.
- Break this cycle by being honest with where you are right now. It’s better to be real with yourself. Tell the truth about where you are right now, ie. “It would be nice to lose weight,” or, “I would LIKE to lose 20-30lbs.” That is more truth than, “I want to lose weight.” Denial is not going to get you anywhere but acknowledgment will.
- Remember that WHERE you are, is not WHO you are. You are not what the weight on the scale says. Your circumstances do not define you. They test you, they challenge you but they do not define you. In other words, it’s up to you to become “gold tried in the fire.” (Job 23)
- Don’t give up and don’t get down on yourself. The best way to do that is to set priorities that are attainable. If you are ready to exercise then reflect this priority by exercising 3-5 days a week. If you are ready to back off the sodas then set a goal to drink 3 sodas a week.
I’m not telling you not to challenge yourself. I am suggesting that acknowledging your true priorities will give you more control over your weight and life.