You may think just shedding those extra pounds would be satisfying. Sure it would be nice to fit into smaller clothes and be able to cross your legs without a great deal of pain. But the question is, "If getting rid of that excess fat was so satisfying, then why do we gain it back?"
The Following Reviews what Wanting to Lose Weight Really Means:
You revolve your life around things you think you "need" to do, like following the latest diet, counting fat grams, reading food labels, weighing food, exercising, taking pills, or even preparing for surgery. Not only do these tasks take lots of your energy, but they also steer you away from doing things that give you pleasure and you thoroughly enjoy.
Your thoughts focus on what you think you "should" look like. This leaves little room for accepting and loving yourself the way you are.
You spend time comparing yourself with others or yesterday's weight with today's. Comparison results in either feeling superior or inferior, neither of which is very pleasant.
You put many things in your life on hold until you are satisfied with your looks. Waiting to lose weight delays happiness now.
You're self-absorbed, focusing on "How can I bring attention to myself?" This leads you away from focusing on expressing love, and "What can I give?"
You might buy into the latest research and peer pressure, not letting your intuition or gut instincts be the decision maker.
Now, take a moment and look deep inside. Don't you really want to be released from sacrifice, guilty feelings, and the constant obsession about food? Wouldn't it be nice to not fret over what to eat, when, and how much? Or no longer fear what food might do to you if you eat it? Essentially, wouldn't you rather be happy?
We have to get to the point that we are so exhausted from changing our behavior and waiting for that perfect figure, that we become willing to change the way we think. The first step is to exchange what we want from losing weight to wanting to be happy. And only when that happens, do we allow ourselves to stop fighting the uphill battle, and begin to find peace.
If you need help with changing your relationship with food, contact Vickie Champion for a discovery coaching and consulting session.