Thursday, April 06, 2006

old journals

Here are some random notes from one of my many many journals, word salad if you please! In 11/02 I was 303 pounds. Losing weight is a journey, not a destination, and I will enjoy the process. It takes 21 days to ingrain a habit be it good or bad. Commit to changing the stinkin' thinkin' that interferes with you getting well, losing weight, gaining strength, and having control. If I really want to, I can do this for myself, without anyone stopping me or coming first. Diets don't work forever. Try instead to use; behavior modification, life style changes, being nutritionally informed, using substitution, liking who you are, and simply eating, breathing, and moving, make the change and be consistent. Matt.5:6 "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after rightness; for they shall be filled." [Spititual food should come first!] ( This bottomless pit needs to eat the right foods also.) Don't wait for motivation, motivation is in the doing. Make a couple of lists of exactly what you want, understanding why you want it, what emotions play a part in your eating habits, who or what situations set you up for instant failure, list small goals, and allow yourself to be human with making errors and overcoming small set backs. List the good habits that you know that will give you what you want to accomplish. When you hit a plateau or a rut, find something new to do to go to another level of effort. Knowledge is power! Never feel >feckless< , weak, worthless, or incompetent, it will eat away at your strength and put a damper on your spirit !!! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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