Today was the day to weigh in, down 1/2 pound. Slow isn’t it. I talked to them today about starting maintenance soon. We decided when I have lost 40 pounds we will start maintenance. What does that mean you may be asking? We will start adding food back to my menu, like another fruit a day, another starch and the next week some veggies that I have not been able to have on this plan. I am eager to eat less processed vegetarian food and more beans.
The big thing is I can’t start eating all the junk I use to eat, it will get me into big trouble. So, how do I develop self control?
I have read that self control has to become a habit, so I guess I need to develop the habit of self control. The second thing is to never lose sight of my goal. My goal is to be a healthy weight from now on.
So I think it goes like this, to develop self control is to have clear goals, know what is necessary to achieve them, and develop the habits necessary to do so. Never lose sight of the goal when temptations come along. Maybe even put your goals in writing and make a plan.
I want good and healthy children, therefore I will do the following. . .
I want a good marriage, therefore I will do the following. . .
I want a relationship with Jesus, therefore I will do the following. . .
I want to remain at a healthy weight, therefore I will do the following. . .
Plain and simple we have to deny ourselves short-term pleasures that interfere with our goal. Sounds harsh and no fun, but I think it is an important lesson to learn. Let’s pray about self-control, it’s Biblical.
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