Thursday, October 11, 2012
Find the will
I went to see an endocrinologist yesterday. I had some labs drawn a week ago and we discussed where my health is. I currently weigh more than I ever have weighed - 424 pounds. Yikes. And I am to the point where I feel heavy. I am also pre-diabetic. I don't want to become diabetic so I know that things need to change. I am putting together a high protein/low carb dinner menu and grocery list. And I plan to walk for 30 minutes 5x a week. The hard part? Finding the will to implement it all. Despite knowing that I need to lose weight, I just can't seem to make the changes to get me there. I am extreme by nature...I have been known to throw away our flour and sugar in hopes of me being successful on a diet. This time...I am thinking to try a gradual approach. For example, I put a tiny amount of creamer in my Choffy this morning plus some truvia, instead of sweetening it with only sweetened creamer. And I made some french toast and didn't put as much butter as I normally would put on it. I haven't ever tried dieting by making slow changes. Perhaps it will be better this way? Not sure. What do you do to make lifestyle changes? Do you jump in with something new or ease into it? Why does it work?
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 1:37 PM