I’ve been thinking of how in order to lose weight I have to make a lifestyle change. I know I have to stop eating burgers, fries, fried chicken, etc. and get on a regular exercise schedule. I’ve know these things for years. And yet I’ve been unable to get going and actually make the change. I feel like if I give these things up I will give up a part of what makes me who I am because I’ve been the person who eats that way my entire life.
I also now understand that a lifestyle change is so difficult because it is a change in mindset. The change in my lifestyle is a change in my personality and I’ve been pretty much the same person for quite some time now.
And it’s really not about one day at a time. It’s about the long run. I can do things for one day, for several weeks, for several months. But I have to get to a point where I can maintain the change for several years and I just haven’t gotten to that point yet.
My mom says I can do anything I set my mind to.
My mind is both the problem and the solution.