Why is it that I used to get on the scale Monday morning notice I was up a couple pounds and then have the discipline to watch it and in a few more days I would be back to my ideal weight, and now I see those extra pounds creep on and I don’t have the discipline to do anything about it? I am currently almost 20 pounds heavier then I was 10 years ago and I feel disgusted with myself. How can I get back to the old me?
It is great that you have the reference point of the old you. Especially because the old you is your desired new you. First, give yourself a break. I am sure that your life today is different than it was 10 years ago. To get back the person who could easily control her weight remember the things you did to do so. I bet you mustered up the discipline to eat healthy and get in more exercise when you needed to take those few pounds off.
The answer is the same today. Weight loss is still a simple math equation; calories in-calories out=weight gain or loss. The difference for most of us, as we get older we have more responsibilities and cannot get the extra motivation or time it takes to get in exercise and eating healthful. Most of us can however take the time, it is the motivation and desire to work hard we lack. It also seems easier to squash out the Holy Spirits nudge in regards to healthy eating and regular exercise when we have developed a long standing pattern of cheating and busyness.
Make a commitment to yourself today that you will listen to that voice of truth inside of you and get back on track! Find a friend or co-worker that you can talk to who will support you. Make that person your accountability partner. Ask that person to pray for you. Make a commitment to try to be on track for at least 28 days. Write it on your calendar! It takes 21-28 days to formulate new habits, even if your new desired habit used to be your daily way of living. You can use my wellness challenge sheet it covers 28 days. You most likely will not get it perfect just make a commitment to keep on trying for 28 days. You will get it! Just listen to the voice of truth inside of you. nutrition.html
John 15:26 “But when the helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.”