Monday, August 15, 2011

Creatures of Habit

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.  We you get right down to it, this is probably why a lot of people simply give up the fight with weight.  It is too easy to just hit the snooze button and get back into that comfy bed and that is what I have done for the past few weeks.  Snoozing and that ain't good!  

My energy level has been at an all time low.  I know my decision to give up the Dew was a long-term good one, but at the end of most days I feel like a worn out rag.  Its been very hard just to summon the energy for work each day, but walking has been getting my afternoon slumps more tolerable. 

Perseverance is key right now.  Its important to remember why I started this journey.  It is not about appeasing the critics.  Its not about how many people "view"  the blog or the comments -- good or bad.  Its about making a real life change in the bad habits that created the weight loss problem.

To date, I have lost 20 pounds and I have not regained any of the weight I have lost thus far.  Now, its time to get out of bed get off of the snooze button and get back on track.  Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, has said “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”  By changing one small thing each day, each of us can define a new habit which will eventually cause real life time change.  

Nancy Johnson


Anonymous said...

What does Mt. Dew have to do wit weight loss? How can giving up a can of soda be so devastating? It's a drink for goodness sakes.

Doc said...

I don't get the devastating part either but giving up soda is HUGE for weight loss. I don't feel you have to completely give up things in a weight loss journey but rather cut way back. Drinking soda daily is a huge calorie influx, diet or otherwise. I rarely drink soda anymore and only once in a while when I eat out. I've lost 60 lbs. and the soda thing was one of the facets of my success along with cutting back on milk and increasing exercise length and intensity.