Many people have asked me to reveal the secret to my success with losing my weight and keeping it off. This On-Purpose “Minute” gives you the skinny on the keys to my weight loss, keeping it off, and staying at a healthy weight. Warning: this “Minute” is a bit different from what you might be used to seeing.
After watching the video, keep reading as I share my update and a surprising residual insight to this whole healthy experience.
OK! So I had a bit of fun there with you in this On-Purpose Minute. Hey, it’s the summer so it’s time to cut loose a bit. Did you watch it all the way? Hopefully, you hung in there with me and learned my many “secrets.”
From March to July of 2008, I lost 50 pounds. Candidly, about 10 pounds have crept back on me here on my 2nd anniversary. I’m in much better shape so I hope some of it is muscle weight – or is that a rationalization? The tips I gave you work amazing well, if you apply them.
More importantly, I’ve learned a few things about myself, too. Keeping a healthy weight isn’t nearly as hard as I imagined it to be. Certainly my behaviors and habits are much healthier, yet there is still this unnecessary and unhealthy desire – call it an occasional lust – for sweets. It isn’t a physiological need, but an emotional longing of some sort. But what?
Some unmet need, hurt, frustration, or anger causes me to run to my drug of choice. I’m working on understanding what the heck is happening and the pattern. It mostly rears its ugly head at night.
Thankfully the weight loss and new habits have given me a margin of health, a fresh start, and a clearer mind, but there’s more work to be done on good (not so old) old Kevin. By stripping away a pile of fat-boy producing habits, I’m getting to the root of my issue(s). It is all good!
My prayer would be that you, too, get on a journey of healthy on-purpose living. Your personal insights refine and enrich your life if you will go to them instead of running from them. If you have a health coach, then work with them. If you need a health coach, then please contact Judith McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can do what I did.