Do you have trouble sticking to a diet because of your family commitments?
If so, then before you start another diet, sit down somewhere quiet and say these words to yourself:
You see, when we are young we think weíre very important. We look after our appearance, we watch our weight and we please ourselves. Then we get married, have babies and suddenly, like a total eclipse, everything changes.
Instead of being free to please ourselves, we are sucked into a daily routine of nappies, feeds, sterilized bottles, trips to the doctor and a thousand other duties. On top of this we may have a part time job, a house to clean, a husband to feed and a host of in-laws and parents to please.
It seems like a never-ending treadmill. We donít have time to meet friends, we donít have time for sex and often we canít even have a bath or go to the toilet without the children hammering on the door. Itís enough to give anyone a nervous breakdown!
Somehow, we survive. But itís a struggle! We have to manage on six hours sleep, we have to develop an extra pair of hands and grow eyes in the back of our head. It gets a little easier when the kids go to school but itís still exhausting. We still have to shop, cook, clear away, wash, iron, vacuum, mend, drive and do a million things besides.
Not surprisingly, all this
has a huge effect on us. We become so used to doing things for our children,
our husband and our home that we completely forget about ourselves.
Then one day we get the shock of our life. We discover we are 40 pounds (3 stone) overweight! So we rush out and start dieting. Do we lose weight? No. Not usually. Why not? Because deep down we donít think that we matter. So we donít think it matters what we look like. So after a week or two, we give up.
You see in order to lose
weight we have to make changes to the way we live.
But unless we feel that our appearance is important enough to justify making these changes, then the moment we run into difficulty we give up. This is why so many dieters stop dieting.
They donít feel theyíre
worth the effort.
Donít make the same mistake!
Remember: you may be fat today, but tomorrow you could easily be on the road to a lovely new figure. For example, last week, one of my dieters weighed in at exactly 154 pounds (11 stone). How does she feel? Fabulous! Yet two years ago, she was 294 pounds (21 stone) and a complete wreck.
To make a start, follow
my eating advice in Sensible
OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT and