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