All right. So you’ve got lots of weight to lose. It’s a big deal. But…
Why not start with taking a step in the right direction. Just one step…and don’t make such a big deal about it.
Think this won’t work? What could one step do?
One step can do more than you think.
First of all, it can keep you from doing one more thing to harm yourself.
Take, for example, your fervent aim not to eat just before you go to bed. Each day you resolve not to do it, and by bedtime there you are again on your way to the kitchen for a bedtime snack.
You eat it, feel guilty, have trouble sleeping, don’t want to face yourself in the morning. There is even an aftermath. Boy, is there an aftermath—sotto voce in the form of self-criticisms and self-doubts, all day, every day—at work, at home, anywhere, everywhere.
But—take one step in the right direction. Stop yourself one night—just one night—from having that hallowed snack, and…
See what it does for you—for your ego, your self-assurance, your daily piece of mind.