Although I'm looking for long term change, I know that I'm motivated by quick off-the-gun results to kinda thrust me into the nitty-gritty. So, my plan is to keep short term expectations high, and continue to define long-term success in other terms than just weight loss.
Couple things I'm reminding myself: I tend to go into overload on info at the get-go....this has a demoralizing effect, and motivates me to go back to bed and pull the covers over my head. I'm thinking this isn't a good way to start. Did you know that every diet/lifestyle plan ever conceived contradicts every other one? And they have studies to prove it. And I don't flippin' have the time to read every blankety-blank study.....I just want to feel better.
There is no such thing as absolute truth, so the best I can do is pick a religion that works for this season of my life. (Thanks to hubby for this analogy.) There's no perfect plan that will fit forever. Over-saturation in the literature and nuances doesn't serve my interests in wellness best right now, so I'll jump in with a bit of trust, and tweak as necessary.....constantly reminding myself that the goal is not being thin, but being balanced and full of energy for living a full life. I might arrive there at a size 16.....
Today I am grateful for a warm house and a loving husband. Not necessarily in that order *wink*
I like that I'm learning to let go of doing things perfect from the get-go...that I'm actually fairly content in the flux.
Perfection is the voice of the oppressor. (Anne Lamott)