I read a post this morning discussing weight loss and how easy it actually is. I have come to this conclusion before, yet I am still not at my ideal/goal weight. She discussed that you eat whatever you want, just in smaller portions. What a concept: eating when you are hungry and not eating when you aren’t. The thing is, that is how our bodies are made. That is how things are supposed to be, yet we continue to eat things because they are there, or we are stressed, or whatever the reason of the moment is. It has been said that when you eat healthy (like our bodies are programmed to do), you crave less sweets. Fruit becomes sweet enough for you, and will satisfy that craving. It is so true. I have been very conscious lately of eating pretty healthy and asking myself two questions every time I am eating something:
#1~ Am I really hungry?
#2~ Is this really worth the calories? (when I do get the craving for something ‘forbidden’)
These two questions totally change the way I eat. I often think to myself, if I would just eat the way I should I wouldn’t have to worry about my weight. I may not be super thin, but I don’t want to be. I want to be healthy and in the best shape I can be in to be able to adequately care for my family. So…….why am I not that way? There really is no reason, other than I make other things a bigger priority. I am bad for watching tv (which I am doing less and less of everyday), reading, playing on the computer……all this stuff took up way too much of my time. I am becoming better at prioritizing my life, and at the same time….I am starting to lose weight.
I haven’t weighed myself for a while, last time it was just depressing, but my clothes are fitting better. My hubby has been asking me everyday if I worked out or not, and I absolutely don’t want to tell him ‘no’, so I make sure to work out at least a 1/2 hour every day. He is happy with me no matter what, but he knows I am happier if I am thinner/in better shape. He didn’t ask me one day and I was kind of upset and said, “Why didn’t you ask me today?” He said, “I can tell, you are happier if you did”. Wow! I guess that is really true. Even not really trying to ‘lose weight’ it is happening because I am choosing to be more active and only eat when I am hungry. How amazingly simple. In my quest to simplify my life, it has flowed over to my weight/fitness also. It’s awesome how much a simple life takes care of you/your family/your life/your home all just because you choose to live like you were meant to. What are some of your weight loss/management secrets?