Weight Loss: Mission Impossible?

My previous three posts on the subject of dieting, gyms, and the use of our brains may have some thinking that I’ve given up. One person on Facebook commented that I had no ideas and that we all just need to go to the gym. Probably not a bad idea. I do think for my own benefit I need to explore whether or not I have given up on the idea of a healthier and lighter life. The answer is yes.

At least at times. I had a fellow struggler tell me once that he had lost and gained the same weight so many times. He decided that his body just has a natural set point that was heavier than others and it was nothing but a losing battle (no pun intended) to fight against it. At times I have just decided to let it go. I had made so little progress and had so far to go that it just overwhelmed me and I got out the white flag of surrender.

But I do not stay there. It is not impossible. I have friends who have conquered their weight problems. Maybe it is an ongoing battle, but they are winning. And I can do that too. As I indicated in the last post on this subject, this has much more to do with how we think than anything else.

The truth is I think too late. Most of the time when I think about the right amount and content of eating I have already over indulged. That tells me that I enter into the eating rituals without thought. I’m willing to admit that this is on purpose.

Just to clarify, I do not believe that if we THINK right we can eat any thing we want in any amount. But I do think that if we think the right things at the right time, we will influence what goes in our mouths and thus break the cycle. I have a lot more to say about this. In this post I mostly wanted to make sure I wasn’t leaving the wrong impression.

It’s not impossible, but it’s going to take everything we’ve got to get where we want to be.

Thanks for reading, John

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