- Realize it’s okay to eat.– Learn to be happy as fat
- Track your progress and see what you’re eating
- Learn to move — walk, weight lift, run, jump, just do something
- Make a change — cut out pop, a snack, sugar, fat, but make a change that can cut calories while still feeding yourself
- Monitor your progress, make adjustments where necessary — cut out more foods, exercise more, quit your job, sell your car, make a morning run your ultimate goal, just do it
- Track your success. Build breaks. Take a month off, a week, or a day. Tell yourself you’re not where you want to be, but at least you can maintain where you are.
- Rinse, wash, repeat. The battle is never over, and you will fail. Most likely many times, but damn if every time you get back up it will get harder, but at least you’ll know you’re capable of doing it. Fail enough times and you will strike gold, just don’t be upset when you realize maybe a size 34 is what you’re at, and not a size 32. The fact that you now don’t eat donuts and drink caffeine is enough to tell you you’re not the same. Now start running kid. And relax a little bit more. Life is too short. And remember, your dress pants still fit, even after putting back on 10 pounds. There’s a certain affirmation in that, and that is, maybe the scale doesn’t have final say.
- To be continued…
Written to myself after lose 70 lbs and putting back on 10