Weight loss and weight loss attempts throw a myriad of questions at us. There are the easy questions, the ones you can solve with a bit of creative thinking so long as you aren’t just looking for an excuse to slack off. Eg.
Q. Why did I eat that calorie-laden takeaway the other night?
A. Because I was tired and had no food in the house.
Well that is an excuse, not an answer but you can easily resolve a one-off situation – get some ready meals in the fridge, pre-cook dinners, use online grocery shopping. or even just suck it up as once in a while indulgence. Same when you don’t meet your exercise goals or whatever stumbling blocks come along.
I’m realising now though that I’m facing a big, big question. That question is:
If weight loss is a priority in my life, why do my actions constantly contradict my goals?
That’s a doozy. That’s the sort of thing that involves wading through the murky depths of mind-sludge. For months now, I’ve been making a half-arsed effort. I take off a few kgs then put them back on. It’s like groundhog day.
I know what I have to do but I keep making bad choices.
I’m really not happy with my life at the moment. Not that there are any major problems, I just seem to have lost my bounce.
People say to ‘fake it until you make it’ all that kind of thing and, while I think it’s good advice (well it sure beats sitting around hogging into TimTams until you get your head sorted out), I also think that real change means getting to the root of issues and getting them sorted for once and for all.
I’m going to start making a real effort – both to get the food working and to get everything else working as well.