I Have So Much Weight to Lose, Why Even Try?

I thought that would get your attention! When I started my journey to wellness, I thought, “Wow. I have so much weight to lose, how will I ever do this?” I then realized that it was most important for me to change my eating habits. I incorporated fresh veggies, fruit and healthy snacks. I saw results immediately, but not always at the scale. I felt better and more energized.

I thought that would get your attention! When I started my journey to wellness, I thought, “Wow. I have so much weight to lose, how will I ever do this?” I then realized that it was most important for me to change my eating habits. I incorporated fresh veggies, fruit and healthy snacks. I saw results immediately, but not always at the scale. I felt better and more energized. 

At times, we all look at the total amount of pounds that we want to lose and become overwhelmed and discouraged. When this happens, we can lose our focus and overeat or binge. What keeps me focused is looking at how much weight I have currently lost not how much weight I would like to lose. Be proud of yourself for losing 1, 5, or 10 pounds. Remind yourself that the weight you have lost is gone for good. When I become discouraged, I pick up a  heavy 5 pound bag of potatoes and imagine how even 5 pounds was making my body feel. The less weight on all of our joints, the more energized you feel. When you look at weight loss this way, it gives you a more positive attitude and makes you more successful.   


Remember that you’re on a journey to wellness and even though the amount of weight you lose is important, eating healthy and changing your eating habits should be your main focus. Try some new foods. Be creative with spices and experiment! Eat a variety of foods and keep things interesting. If you want to lose 5, 10 or 50 pounds, you can achieve your goal by focusing on eating healthy foods. Your body will love you for it!

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