I read a blog called Cordelia Calls It Quits. I recently left a comment there about how I “quit” choosing health problems, and instead chose to solve them.
I have re-posted that comment here:
I walk 3 miles a day, drink plenty of water, and eat smaller portions (the small plate instead of the big plate, NO seconds). I eat 3 times a day on a schedule.
Gluten free (check with a doctor first), no soda ever, NO ice cream or cakes or pies (if you need a sweet, a couple of small pieces of candy ONCE a day won’t hurt you — assuming you can eat candy at all), and at least 30 minutes of “down” time before bed.
And always involve your doctor when you feel it’s appropriate.
I’ve lost 74 lbs in 12 months (from March 2011 – April 2013), and kept it off.
I don’t say this to brag.
I say this, because it isn’t hard at all to do. You just have to want to do it.
They aren’t something you can check off of a list, they are a new lifestyle. The lifestyle is the key part of that statement.
You don’t “eat better” … you want to be healthy … you don’t “want to try this walking thing” … you want to be healthy … you don’t “try to find ways you can cheat” … you simply choose not to as part of your lifestyle.
It’s a choice. When you boil it down, it’s a choice.
So it’s time to choose. You can do what I did, and wait until some wake up call makes the choice for you … or you can choose now and avoid that wake up call. But the choice is yours and yours alone.
I quit (following the theme of this blog) choosing the health problems, and instead chose to solve them.
The post I commented on, which I also suggest you read, is here.