I have struggled with weight for the last fifteen plus years. It has not always been an issue for me, but I went through some personal issues about twenty years ago and it has pushed me towards emotional eating habits. I would much rather be my ideal weight that I maintained most of my life, but I am not going to let my weight hold me back from what I want out of life.
I know people who won't go anywhere because they feel like people will make fun of them because of their weight. That does happen, occassionally; not really make fun of you, but look and then start whispering. You don't know if they are whispering about you or the weather, but it makes you feel uncomfortable. In my humble opinion, that is their problem not mine.
Everyone has an issue of some sort to deal with. My husband and my daughter both have hearing issues. People (mostly young people) have made both of them feel self conscience because of their hearing difficulties. One child told my daughter in the third grade (my daughter wore hearing aids) that if she took those things out of her ears, she might be able to hear something. Well, fortunately, her self esteem was strong enough to handle that rudeness. No damage done.
Yes, I may lose weight this year. I have always made healthy choices when it comes to food, except when I am in emotional distress or under a lot of stress. This is an issue I continue to deal with. I go for the comfort foods during this time and that means ice cream, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits and gravy, and just plain ole southern comfort.
You may have losing weight on your list of goals this year and I am not telling you not to pursue that goal. I will be working on mine as well, I just don't want to focus on it this year and I want to see if that makes a difference. Sometimes the flaw we concentrate on too much, is the one that is the hardest to whip. So, we will see where I am in a few months. Everyone is different, this might work for me and not for you. (It may not work for me either.😊)
If you have this on your list, add it to your SMART goals and make actionable steps to insure your success. I know people who have whipped the weight thing doing this, so it does work. Maybe not every time, but if you lay out a plan and stick to it and follow the SMART goals guidelines, your chances for success are really good!
Is there a goal that you never seem to reach? Did you have a plan and then fall off the plan? Did you have a plan and it just didn't work? Please tell me your experiences. You may have the key to help me and others in reaching our goals.