For many of us, trying to lose weight is a lifelong battle that we sometimes win but often lose and it unfortunately dictates what we do, how we feel and how we communicate with others throughout our entire life.
We do not see food as fuel, we do not view it as a means for curing our hunger and we certainly never stop when we are full. It is our addiction, an addiction that we cannot go cold turkey on and we can’t take medication for.
So we turn to diet programs for help and we immerse ourselves in their various do’s and don’ts of what we can and can’t eat, and we feel hopeful that this is the one that will see us at a size zero. But a few weeks later we are back where we started, and jumping on a different weight loss program.
New Year, New You
And now it is time for those New Year resolutions.
It is the last day of December as I write this and in a few hours’ time I, along with many other people, will be saying goodbye to 2015 and welcoming 2016. A time for hope, a time to wonder what the year ahead will bring and a chance to feel motivated and excited again on tackling our ‘weight loss’ New Year resolution with vigour and determination.
But most of us will fail.
We will fail because our resolutions do not provide immediate results. We enter the New Year with a strong purpose to be the person we have always wanted to be; to finally wear the clothes we have only admired, and be confident to live the life we want. But that aspiration is too distant, the results being months and, for some, years in the future. So we get disheartened and our motivation waivers, and even if we do manage to see the scales go down, we will inevitably be at the same stage next New Year, with the same resolutions.
Teeny, Tiny Bite Sizes
For us to have any chance of success, New Year resolutions need to be achievable and they need to have immediate results. We need to break down whatever goals we have into bite size chunks so that it is not such a feat to complete, and instead of feeling disillusioned because the end goal is so far away, we will feel like we have accomplished something…which in turn gives you the motivation to carry on.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you and thank you for reading my posts 🙂