The best advice i was given at the start of my weight loss was not about diet or exercise. Too often people give advice on what to eat or how to exercise without ever having gone through that journey or understanding what it is like.
I was feeling depressed and like I had lost everything. it was a little over a month after surgery and I had stopped losing weight and was eating as little as I could. I was being sent abroad to work for 10 days and was not sure how I could cope in a foreign country, not being able to eat much, working, staying in a hotel. The list could go on.
So I called my dietician Gail. She talked me down from the weight loss edge.
She probably does not remember what she said to me she was trying to reassure me and set me on the right course. She said something like:
LIVE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS
That is what I remember. Her instructions were simple, do not work for the entire time, go out and see the city, try food, enjoy life.
Live my weight loss.
That got me thinking over the next few day, weeks then months. Why was I waiting until I lost the weight to try things out, do things, to live?
From that point on I made sure that I started to live. Why wait?
The weight came off, I became happier, the happier I became the more the weight came off.
Do not wait until you are at your goal, try new activities now, live today!