Weight Loss Step 3: Start

Weight Loss Step 1 – Look at Yourself
Weight Loss Step 2: Visit a Doctor

Right, so you’ve had your emotional crisis and you’ve seen a somewhat judgy MD. Great! Now what?

Well you’ve got to figure that next step out for yourself.

For me, I spent a lot of time in thought, figuring out what small things I could do to change my life. I know I wanted to overhaul everything I had ever known, but frankly that’s much too radical overnight. Using the jaw dropping advice I had always known, “Eat less, move more”, I realized it could actually be that simple.

I spent a lot of time on my feet for work anyway, and so I knew that it probably wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if I started walking in the evenings. Check out more on that here: I fist bumped a tree trunk every day for 7 months.

I also slowly started learning how to count calories, which was a pretty daunting task. It’s more involved than I ever knew, but thankfully there are a million resources out there. For me, the best resource was literally opening up my cupboards and actually reading the nutritional labels for the first time in my life.

I decided to start “loosely” counting calories at first. My first few months were kind of like…If I had a feeling it wasn’t a healthy thing to be eating, I would look up the calorie count. I realized just by doing this, that I would have to start measuring and weighing my food to get accurate counts. This led to a huge world of knowledge, that I will definitely write more about another day.

It’s a hard thing to do; beginning the journey that you know you need to be on and having no idea if you’ll succeed or not. Don’t dwell on it. Just start.

I subscribed to those words I had always known. I ate less, I moved more. I figured out how to work those small simple steps into my life and gradually began the process of losing weight. It’s all about just beginning. Coming up with a plan, implementing it, and learning as you go.

It’s not easy, but it’s not complicated.
As long as you are committed, it will all fall into place in front of you.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Skira says:

    I really like the overall design of the blog, but keep general paragraphs down to 3 to 5 lines or it will be harder for the reader to keep engaged.
    Just my 2 cents.


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