As I look upon the promises I have made before, I realize, like usual, I want the sun, the moon, and the stars before I have even learned to fly. I always aim too high because I want so badly to do it well and succeed.
When am I going to learn that when you build a skyscraper, if you don’t put down a solid foundation, the building will collapse? This is kind of what I have been doing all along. I say I understand the program works and is successful because it breaks down the changes needed into baby steps, building one solid block of change at a time. Understanding is easy. Absorbing and putting the plan into action is what is difficult.
We are an instant society, but if you look upon history, successful men and women worked steadily and continuously so when they were confronted with an obstacle, they were better prepared to overcome that obstacle.
It was time to for me to reevaluate my promises. Aaron suggested I stick with twenty grams of protein per meal. And he felt since I love to cook, I should prepare and eat what I prepared so many times a week. Lastly, Aaron felt I was kind of coming down hard at myself for not moving as fast as I thought I should.
Guess what? This past week, I have easily been able to keep my promises. Not one, not two, but all three of my promises.
He didn’t ask me to go low carb, or even watch my calories, or what I was eating. He asked me to make promises that would affect me in a more progressive way. The twenty grams of protein not only is a great way to move toward a low carb lifestyle, but it also insures a healthy food source choice.
My promise to cook and eat my own food so many times a week, I picked five meals a week. This too helped me to plan ahead, pick recipes that offered up healthy fare, and kept me from straying toward unhealthy choices.
My promise to tell myself at least three times a day positive messages about my weight loss efforts hit me right in the head like a rubber sledge hammer. Making it a point to tell myself positive things about my work toward a healthy lifestyle not only helped me keep focus, very much so, and it helped me feel good about what I was doing for myself.
My promises to me may only really matter to me, but if you think about it, it will matter to those who love and care about me. Making your promises and keeping them will do the same for you. We can do this!
Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.
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