A Kick in the Rear

Today, it’s sweet and sour! Readers, please be aware—of the straightforwardness of the truth expressed in these lines

You’re going to kick yourself in the rear! Yes, you heard me: a kick in the rear!

1. From very sweet to very stupid

Some people keep telling me, “I want to lose weight, but, Isabelle, you have to be sensible and realistic. I cannot change this aspect of my life neither this other aspect because:

  • I am too busy or
  • My husband has lost his job or
  • My kids are in trouble or
  • I am not good enough…”

Basically, what I’m hearing is that they want a different result while continuing to do the exact same things!

Well, listen to this: even if it is trivial, these people need to be reminded…

1+1=2 and will never make 3. If you add up the same numbers over and over again, the result will always be the same.

Same thing with you. If you’re not ready to change your lifestyle, don’t expect to lose weight. Consider what made you put on weight in the first place? Your unhealthy lifestyle; overeating and the lack of exercise are generally responsible for excess weight.

If you’re not ready to modify the factors leading you to gain weight, how can you pretend to reach your weight loss goal?

2. Yes, but…Change is painful!

And you’re right…or, it seems that way. This is why you haven’t done it yet, or at least not on a consistent basis.

Nevertheless, the choice is yours!

You either do it yourself or you wait, until one day, the realization of the collateral damage of your overeating catches up with you! Then you realize that NOT changing can be more painful.

The way I see it, you have two options:

Option 1: wait and see, or should I say, wait and feel! You will hit a wall and this will be painful! You do know that you cannot neglect your health forever. You can try to forget about your health and what causes you discomfort in pleasuring yourself with food, but “zoning out” doesn’t cancel your actions and the resulting consequences! You must stop ignoring your body, at least when the first symptom of too-much-food-abuse shows through more than a weight issue. If you wait until then, you know the diagnosis will be painful!

When you realize the damages your overeating caused, you can tell everyone all the good excuses you use today to procrastinate to justify: your Type 2 diabetes, your high cholesterol level, your atherosclerosis, your cancer, etc. Do you think that it’ll make you feel better? Do you think that the pleasure you get from your overeating is worth all the pain, frustration, and suffering that being overweight brings?

Option 2, which I strongly recommend you to consider: give yourself a kick in the rear and do something about your overeating…now! If you give up on you, who’s going to take care of you? If you don’t love yourself, who’s going to love you? If you don’t respect yourself, who’s going to respect you?

It all depends of you, so it has to be initiated by you. I can shake your world a little with a few words to make you realize the absolute necessity to care for your life—but, it’s not mine! In the end, you are the only one responsible for it—and you know it!

Take a commitment to yourself and do not allow yourself any excuse.

Don’t let yourself down!

Remember, your life is you! What you do to you, you do to your life; don’t be surprised and certainly don’t complain about this obvious fact.

You want some love and consideration in your life…give it first to yourself.

You want to be treated well, first treat yourself well.

You want to be trim and healthy, stop abusing your body with food and understand its needs. Then develop your listening skills, to learn to recognize your body signals: feeling of hunger and satiety. Simply satisfy your body needs starting with self-love and self-respect!

If you want to learn more about the Bellsai weight loss method, I invite you to take my Free 5-Keys to Successful Weight-Loss e-course: www.Bellsai.com/5keys
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About the Author:

Isabelle Johansen is a life coach specialized in helping people address their overeating and weight loss challenges.  She is the Founder of Bellsai Mindful Weight Loss and Binge-Eating-Solutions.com. She coaches individually and in groups, and lead weight management classes at top Silicon Valley companies and the YMCA. Her clients gain a more positive outlook on their life, feel more centered and happy as they lose weight without struggle with the Bellsai Method.  To learn more go to: www.Bellsai.com.

Her free 5 Keys to Successful Weight Loss eCourse is available at www.Bellsai.com/5keys

Copyright @2010  Isabelle Johansen. All rights reserved.

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