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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Changes that Become Habits that Add Up

I very much like Lyn's post today. She clearly shows by her own life's examples how she made changes that added up to weight loss. It's a post I needed to read because I have been so down on myself for losing focus and will.

I stopped to consider that I HAVE made changes and I DO feel better and I am wearing a smaller size and my sugar is in control and I'm exercising regularly and vigorously 3x a week for months and months (after years of total inactivity).

I have made some changes and those have kept me from regaining all the poundage I lost. I need to make more changes to lose MORE, yes. But if I made some changes, I can make others. I can gain groud.

Anyway, I recommend Lyn's practical and inspiring post, which includes this short list of tips:

Instead of seconds at dinner, you just take seconds of vegetables.
Instead of wasting ten minutes circling the parking lot for the closest space, you park far from the store and just WALK there.
Instead of asking your kids/husband/friend to bring the laundry upstairs for you, YOU do it.
Instead of putting whole milk on your cereal, you use skim.
Instead of watching TV all evening, you do some exercise and go to bed early.



Anonymous said...

Hi! It's my first time visiting your blog. I found you via "A Girl Worth Losing." From just reading this one short post I can see already that we have things in common regarding our weight issues. I lost 70+ pounds from 2006-2007 with my highest weight 301. Nov. 2007 I found out I was pregnant and after giving birth in August 08 I am now almost back where I started. Anywho... I look forward to keeping up with you and I'll add you to my blogroll!

Regarding the changes you've made. Way to go! Baby steps is all it takes to get the ball rolling and before you know it you'll be running full speed ahead.

Lyn said...

It really is all about the little changes :)

Lora said...

I read the post you recommended - great advice! It truly is the little changes that we incorporate into our everyday life that make the difference. I think we're just a such an instant gratification type of society that we don't realize those little changes will make a big difference if we're patient.

JC said...

I was just thinking today as I walked the mall of all the little changes I've made in the last two years. I actually look forward to exercise and veggies. Major, huge, to big to measure change. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Scale Junkie said...

Great post! Lyn is on my list of blogs to visit tonight so I'll check out that post.