How Do You Begin Your Journey Of Personal Changes With Awareness Of The Big Picture?
It is rare to have someone tell you that you are overweight due to MANY different factors in your life and many choices you make on a moment-to-moment basis. It is your environment, lifestyle, personal conditioning, genetics, past life challenges & issues, and habits that keep you overweight. It's NOT just diet or exercise, but all of factors in your life that influence your choices. Set your eyes on: Your Life--Everything Is Interconnected!
As you learn about your choices and the patterns they form, make small changes, and learn new skills, then day-by-day, overtime, you form new habits. These new patterns gradually bring to you NEW RESULTS (being thinner, healthier, and happier). This happens as you learn to practice problem solving when you relapse to old ways of doing things. Over time, you learn what works and what doesn't work for you. You cultivate within you the awareness of your answers to the challenges you face! You will discover What You Plant Is What You Get!
See the Socio-Ecological Model--Looking Beyond the Individual and When Society Becomes An Addict! for ideas about how our USA culture affects each of us.
My focus in Balanced Weight Management is Health-At-Any-Size. This includes eating well (with pleasure and awareness), living actively (celebrating the joy of movement), and feeling good about yourself (respecting and honoring yourself with your choices) and others. I encourage you to explore those areas of the Web site that you're interested in. Every section discusses an aspect of whole-person health: health of body, mind, and spirit. Check out the Dieting versus the Non-Dieting Approach section for new perspectives on your journey towards greater health and well-being. See below for some ideas of where to start.
I suggest you first set your overall intention of:
To CULTIVATE HEALTH of a healthier style of living, you will need to make changes in the way you live your life. An essential skill and practice is for YOU to become your own personal lifestyle coach.
To begin, DELVE INTO: How To Use This Site.
Next, use the guidelines of the Daily Personal Check-In .
Also EXPLORE: Discover and Apply Your Own Maintenance Schedule
This process can be FUN and enjoyable! Self-care does not have to be torture. You can learn to CELEBRATE a healthful lifestyle! In fact, making FUN your focus will insure that your new patterns naturally become your new way you create your life. Consider Investing In Yourself: Invent A New Life!
KEEPING OUR LIVES IN BALANCE is an essential practice that will allow you to apply the other indispensable areas of self-care. Check out Essential Skills #2 for tips on how to do this. This is difficult to achieve in the USA today.
I found out that all of life (including weight loss and maintenance) is based on the laws of sowing and reaping or cause and effect. Contemplate the article on Ecosystem Weight Management and What You Plant Is What You Get!
For all of us, it takes lots of practice to transform our present lifestyles in a healthier direction. Practice doesn't make perfect, it makes permanent! See the Change? How? section to explore the process of making lasting changes in our lives.
Well-being is attained by little
and little, and nevertheless it is
no little thing itself.
Zeno of Citium (c.335-c.263 B.C.) Greek philosopher
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