Confessions of an Overweight Dietitian-Day 2-Hopelessness

My back hurts.  Will I make it this time?  How many times have I tried to take care of myself?  These are some of the things that came up on this morning’s hike.  Confessing it on camera really helped.
Einstein Quote:
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
I created my weight issues by not being conscious at all.  When I am more conscious and more in my body, this is when I lose weight, this is when I take care of myself.  This is when I feel better.

But as I feel better, I go back to being unconscious.  It seems to be my default.  The question then becomes:  How does one stay in consciousness as they become lighter, more in their body, happier?  I think the answer may be to simply stay conscious.  How do I remind my future self-sabotaging self to stay conscious, to stay in the moment?  How, indeed.

Example of being conscious:  I know that I crave something sweet after I eat a meal.  I also know that I am usually just as happy with a piece of fruit as an ice cream sundae.  When I am really paying attention I go and grab an apple.

2 Responses to “Confessions of an Overweight Dietitian-Day 2-Hopelessness”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Small steps will add up. Keep stepping up.

  2. mes says:

    Really rang true, Bill. Congratulations and yeah… conscious. That is my key, too. Maybe we can invoke our future “most-healthy” self to remind us to keep conscious.

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