My inner cranky person doesn't come out that often, but when she does, look out. Whining, excuses, and yoyo weigh-ins have hit a nerve with me lately, and I'm unleashing the crank.
It's time to get busy and lose the weight you want. NOW. Do it now. Today. Stop making excuses - I swear, if I read "I was on the road and HAD to stop at a fast food place for lunch" one
more time, I'm going to scream. No one is forcing you to do that.
Plan ahead. Make better choices. Alternatively, go hungry - are you
really going to wither away and die if you don't eat lunch? Probably
not. And if you're hungry, maybe that will remind you to throw a
couple of healthy snacks in your bag to tide you over for the next
Stop waiting until whatever is over - a celebration, a crummy job situation improving, kids moving out, health issues resolved, after that vacation...I could go on and on, but you get my drift - there will always be things that you can use as a reason for not starting or continuing with your diet, but if you aren't careful, another year is going to go by, and you'll still be waiting...unhappy with how you feel, dreading having to dress for a special occasion, and sitting on the sidelines of life.
Begin a healthy lifestyle today. You can plan yourself to death, read a million books (and blogs) about dieting, make your grocery list, look into joining a gym, but none of that is going to help until you actually start, so start already! Jump in with both feet. Go for it - there is no perfect program, and you will not do everything exactly right. But if you're not doing anything to make the change, than nothing is going to change. I hate to break it to you, but most often this is going to involve saying no to a lot of the stuff you're currently eating. I can guarantee you that 99% of the time, you'll get another opportunity to eat that same food in the future, if you want. Yes, it all tastes good, but having a fit and healthy-sized body feels even better.
Those of us who are, or who have been overweight have used food as pleasure too often. I'm sorry, but the hard truth is that if you really want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to let go of enjoying every morsel of food so much. I know that for a lot of you this is not what you want to hear, but I believe it's truer than anyone would like to admit. So stop focusing on bacon (easy target - I could have listed MANY foods here) and start focusing on how good your body feels as you get the excess weight off. Is it hard to sometimes go to bed at night with muscles sore from working out, or with a slight grumble of hunger in your stomach? Sure. But when you wake up with energy, like what you are seeing in the mirror, and don't dread putting on clothes because they aren't strangling you with tightness, then hey - the trade-off is worth it...and it keeps getting better.
Food is good. Having a healthy body is good. Can the two coexist? Yes, but you have to be willing to make some better choices. And keep making them...or you're going to be on the weight-loss roller coaster forever.