Okay gang it has been a few weeks since I posted an update on my healthy lifestyle. For those that are new to the Dream Big community, I put forth my 6 step “plan” that I believe everyone can use to achieve any goal in any facet of life: https://dreambigdreamoften.co/2014/11/30/time-for-me-to-change/. Determine what you want, determine what you will sacrifice, have faith, perseverance, get organized and execute. This is the map I have used to lose weight.
Anywho, when I started my journey way back in December I weighed 192 pounds. I wanted to focus on living a healthy lifestyle and let my weight loss be a second-hand effect, but not the focus. I strive to make healthy food choices 80% of the time while not breaking the calorie “bank” the remaining 20%. Kind of a common sense approach. I only weigh myself every couple of weeks versus weekly weigh-ins at the beginning of the process.
Today I weighed in at 174.2 pounds! This eclipsed my goal of losing a pound per week and that puts a smile on this Dreamer’s face!! It also reinforces my belief that my plan is continuing to work!
Anyone can begin to live a healthier lifestyle. This brings me to a thought I have spent considerable time contemplating: I do not believe that encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle promotes “fat” people to be dissatisfied with themselves as a person. If you are fat, overweight, heavy, big boned, whatever designation you choose…you need to live a healthier lifestyle because excessive fat on the human body increases the risk of serious, and sometimes, deadly health conditions. This is a medical fact!
I was accused of being a “fat” basher in a recent email and I take exception to that accusation! I focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle which includes, but is not limited to, quitting smoking, exercising, burning fat, over-coming eating disorders, consuming quality fresh fruits and vegetables, not over consuming alcohol, etc. It is a fact that obesity is an epidemic in the United States AND it is a fact that the majority of the obesity is a result of consuming low quality foods high in caloric value and bad fats, with a very small percentage attributed to real medical conditions. I will not back down on my mission to help people change their lives through a debt-free, healthy, dream chasing lifestyle.
If you choose to eat terrible foods in high volumes then I guess that is your prerogative. But, be sure to be honest with yourself. And if wanting more people to live longer, healthier lives makes me a “fat basher,” then so be it.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for doing!
I sign my name to this mission. I will not relent, I will not compromise,