Reducing your weight if you’re an overweight woman is a creative act. Just to stick to a diet successfully requires a lot of ingenuity. There is a lot to do battle with. Too many battles often lead to diet failure. If it takes too much out of you, you won’t want to sustain such an enormous effort.
“No, I can’t have that—or else.” “I have to make sure I _________.” “Oh, no. I did it again, when I didn’t mean to.” “I’m not going anywhere.” “I can’t face one more minute of this.”
This is where the creative act comes in. What can you figure out to do that will avoid battles altogether? No way this is going to happen. There always have to be battles when you’re trying to lose unwanted weight. So, what can you do to reduce the intensity and frequency of the battles, so you can stay in the weight-loss process?
There are people, and you may be one of them, who look for every opportunity to reach their goal. They keep themselves moving forward to the goal by taking this or that chance with themselves. Then there are those who are trying to down-regulate the possibility of “failing”. They are self-protective. They are looking for relief, and they try not to venture into “unprotected” territory.
Guess which one is going to be the more creative, the one who is going to generate insights, ideas, and solutions that take them more easily through the battles of losing some weight. So—take a page.