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{Work On The House You Have}

I've started listening to the Half Size Me podcast. There are some shows that I can't really relate to, but most of them are fantastic. The last one I listened to, really hit me. Heather talks about fixing what you already have, instead of trying to buy a brand new "house". She uses the analogy that our bodies are our home, we aren't going to {or really can't} buy a new home. We need to start rebuilding ourselves.

When remodeling a home, you have to start in pieces. You can't just rebuild the entire thing. She mentions that when we try to rebuild our body - meaning going on a crash diet and eating only lettuce and foods we don't even like - we will want to give up. It can't last. 

She says that when she works with her clients, she looks at what their body already does. For example, before I started Weight Watchers, I ate out almost every day. I couldn't even imagine the calories I was consuming. Yet, I was maintaining. I was maintaining 230 pounds but that amount of calories was not adding weight. Weight-loss is all about finding the amount of calories your body needs to have a deficit, to lost weight. If I was maintaining at such a high calorie intake, I do NOT need to cut down to eating only salads and fruits. I need to eat less. I need to cut out some of the fast food I was eating. I need to work on my body, the way it works. 

When I heard this, I realized that I have gone into the negative on my smart point balance. I still lost weight. Is that not the goal? If I lose weight and don't get a blue dot every single day, am I failing the plan? No, my plan is to lose weight. Oh - the relief. I get so angry at myself when I don't see that blue dot. 

Now, I'm not an idiot. As my weight goes down, I will need to keep cutting calories (points). This will become easier and easier as I continue to make choices. 

Heather mentions that these things will happen on their own. I will learn how to make better meals, I will enjoy them more - with time. I do not have to do a complete overhaul today. Just taking steps to rebuild, is enough. 

What are your thoughts? Have you heard this podcast? 

Xo, Nykki

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