My biggest obstacle was that I used food inappropriately. Anxious, Let's eat, Sad, Let's Eat, Bored, Let's Eat. You get the idea. And, of course, it did not solve any of my problems- I just gained weight and felt worse.
What I learned was that real changes take perseverance. It's about continuing to push ahead when life happens and all our planning goes out of the window. It's getting back on track immediately- not tomorrow or next week- after eating too much food during the day.
My best advice: Make yourself a priority. I found that not addressing my needs led to stress eating and weight gain. Today, exercise is an appointment that I always keep. I don't always want to do it because I know it's a step toward a long and healthy life.
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