Yesterday I talked about change--writing change--and today I'm talking about change on my weight loss blog of the week.
Change can be scary.
Look at Facebook. Many times they change it up because they can, it doesn't mean they should. People are content to get into their daily rhythms and routines, and when something is changed, it throws them out of sync.
In general, people fear change.
How many times have you gone into a store only to discover they flip-flopped everything?
This just happened to me last week when I entered ULTA to purchase some hair products. I asked the clerk why they did that, and she had no answer.
Change just to shake things up is crazy.
That is a stupid reason to change. It upsets the comfort we have from our routines. It takes longer to our chores, our jobs, our shopping . . . until we get used to the change and then it becomes a habit.
Making the decision to lose weight is scary, too.
Many of us fear failure. Because with change comes the chance that we might not be successful.
Every day you open your eyes, you can make the decision to change your eating habits. Every time you open your mouth to put food in it, you are making a decision.
Change is hard.
But you have to weigh the pros and cons.
Is your weight becoming detrimental to your health?
Is your weight ruling what you can and can't do in your life?
Is your weight physically uncomfortable? Do you find it hard to tie your shoes because your gut gets in the way . . . and you aren't pregnant?
YOU have to make the decision to change, not your spouse, not your doctor, not your kids.
YOU have to decide when you have that knee surgery, get put on diabetes medicine, or get an increase in your high blood pressure meds that enough is enough.
YOU have to realize you will have to take control of your food, instead of letting food control you.
Yes, you will have to think about food A LOT when you first decide to make a change in your eating habits.
But look at it this way, What has NOT thinking about food done for you?
Yes, change is hard, but it's worth it.