Weight Loss Plan – Will You Settle For?
If you want to lose weight that’s great! but do you have a weight loss plan? Will you keep settling for and making excuses not to lose it?
If you are unhappy with your own weight but won’t change, how can you expect a big pay off?
If what you’re doing isn’t working for you then try something different! If you want to lose weight you’ve be open to and consider all the options.
You see, I have a girlfriend who ‘settles for’. She married a man that doesn't make her happy. She works in the yard all day instead of working a real job. She drinks alcohol every night because her husband does. And she's not happy at all. She makes excuses from now until tomorrow about why she can’t do this, that, and the other. She also makes excuses about losing weight. She says its his fault that she eats the wrong foods.
She makes excuses for bad behavior and nothing ever changes. She 'settled for' and is simply miserable.
Another thing she never changes is her body image. She is constantly complaining about her ‘rolling tummy’ and her fat behind, but she never does anything about it.
I’ve given her a bunch of weight loss advice, which included lots of great tips to lose weight, and she told me she listened. She started taking the right vitamins for a little while and did one small parasite cleansing. But that was all she did.
She tried a other few things but still to this day, she has no weight loss plan. She says she wants to lose weight but she also likes to complain about her weight. She's not willing to do anything real about it, even though she might have good intentions.
Good intentions will not help you lose weight, no matter how good they are. Any weight loss plan takes a little work and a good plan!
What is Your Weight Loss Plan
People think that because I'm small that I've got it made. They think that I was just 'born lucky'! I gotta tell you, I'm one of the unluckiest people I know! If you knew how many sacrifices I've had to make over the years you'd never think that I was.
I stay small because I want to be healthy and because I want to stay small. No one forces me! No one told me NOT to gain weight. I do it for me because I control me! If you want get something out of life, you have to give something first. That's the law of reciprocity.
When it comes to weight loss, it’s more like 'giving up' though! You’ve got to give up on the weight loss plan you have if you aren’t losing weight, and find a new one that works.
You don't have to sacrifice taste or appeal. Nutritious foods satiate your appetite, are long lasting, are just better choices for your health. If you eat junk-based foods most of the time, you are not going to feel good. If you eat foods that satisfy your appetite, you feel most excellent. Common sense tells us this much.
You see its like this.
Being overweight means that you don’t settle for the little things in life to make you happy. A little taste of cake, a little bit of bread.
If you are overweight, you settle for the big things in life that don't make you happy. Bigger helpings of french fries, bigger helpings of macaroni and cheese, bigger burgers, bigger pieces of pie, and inevitably, bigger sizes of clothes. I've always heard that bigger is better, but it's not true when it comes to your health!
If you are overweight, fast food is not your friend.
You may think you find comfort in an oversized bowl of ice cream, but unfortunately that feeling is short lived. You end up with feelings of guilt afterward and that makes you depressed. You get depressed so you eat more to feel better. It goes on and on and on and on... Its a vicious cycle!
You will never, ever have a weight loss plan that works because your focus is all wrong. Somehow, someway you lost your lust for life and living. Somehow, someway you became addicted to a feeling you thought you got from food.
Somehow, someway your vision got distorted.
Excesses of food are a REAL addiction, just like alcohol or drugs or cigarettes. Can you replace the bad addiction with a good one? Sure you can! Can you start to view unhealthy food as the enemy and end your 'associations' with food? Sure you can!
Can you find a good weight loss plan and stick with it? Sure you can!
I have faith in you! Why don't you?
With that said, let me tell you a story so you can put things into better perspective....
My son Lars has learning disabilities. They are REAL too. He's had them since birth so they're nothing he ever did wrong. He has never understood about making sure mommy had presents for those special occasions. Sure he loves to get them, but he has never given me presents for my birthday and Christmas and such because he just didn't understand. Since I am a single mom, I decided to stop allowing myself to feel let down.
Over the years I learned to accept it and not expect it. It made my heart a little heavy but it all goes back to the old saying, "it is what it is". I came to feel lucky just having him around since my mom and dad passed and he's the only family I have left!
A few years ago, the teachers at school started recognizing that some of the parents of special needs kids were being left out. So they started allowing the kids to make small gifts for the parents at school. As the years have gone by, I’ve received a lot more presents. But they have all been handmade and 'little ones'.
I remember though, the first present I ever got from him. It was a handmade butterfly for Mothers Day. I still have it today and I cherish it.
So you see, it's not food that makes you feel happy in life, its the little things that have no attachment to food at all. Its the way your child looks at you when he's happy, its the way your husband takes out the trash for you, its the music on the radio that you love to sing to. Those little things carry a huge impact!
Those things are REAL and they are life's true joy's. They are also the only things in life that will truly give long lasting pleasure. You may not remember what kind of cake you had for your 18th birthday, but you may remember how you felt when your mom kissed your cheek. Eating tons of food only brings you temporary happiness. Holding hands with someone you love brings inner peace and something REAL to hold onto.
So don’t give in to your present weight if you know you're overweight. Make a good weight loss plan and stick with it. Learn to settle for those little things in life that make you smile. You will be much happier with who you are, I promise you!
Bottom line? Don’t settle for!
And of course, please read my weight loss pages. If I can live by what I write, so can you. Implement a good weight loss plan, give up some of the bad stuff, eat more of the good stuff, get outside and move, get rid of the people in your life that weigh you down, don't accept that you can't change, get REAL about your weight, throw away boxed foods, learn to meditate when you crave foods, call someone you trust if you're struggling, hug your kids more, hum or whistle instead of eating, brush your teeth more often, go to church and pray, take up pilates, read more, clean your windows or catch up on laundry, get a pet to care for, start a garden in your yard and so on. Whatever you do, do something and never settle for in life. You're only here for a short time. Make each moment count!
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