“Today you want to eat everything in sight. Here's how to just say no:”
Someone once said, "Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself." Was this person trying to lose weight? It's an unknown, but it certainly fits doesn't it? Why do we lose our self-respect so quickly? We live for the moment all too often. That's how we got up to our current weight, eh? Which do we want more: a cupcake or to lose 10 pounds? The cupcake is available to us now, the 10 pounds we have to wait for, to earn. Like a small child we kick our feet against our willpower and whine, "I want it now, now, now!" Gain your self-respect. The next time you have the urge to satisfy today's cravings in lieu of tomorrow's weight loss, put your shoes on and go for a jog or go for a walk. Or, call your girlfriend for an impromptu visit to the gym. You know who you'll have to answer to later if you don't see the scale! Pretty scary. Discipline yourself early. Just say no!