Weight Loss and Marriage

I have lost 30 pound in the last year. I still need to loose a lot more. Some have asked me how I have done it. My method is nothing special just eat less and exercise. This is something I have been trying to do for more than ten years. So why has it started working in the last year. My view has changed.

This morning I was struck with a revelation on how marriage and weight loss are similar. Many people approach marriage as, if this does not work out I will just get a divorce. You are setting yourself up for failure. Big problems are going to come into your marriage and in order to get through them you have to believe the marriage is important. Not something to be tossed aside.

Weight loss is the same. Many people hop on a diet thinking if I don't get the result I want I will move on. They are setting themselves up for failure. You are going to hit plateaus in your weight loss. You are going to have set back. What you have to decide is the long term benefit is worth the permanent change in your diet.

The principle here is that a good objective requires work and sacrifice. You want a good marriage, you have to work at it. You want to be healthy, you have to work at. You want a quality education, you have to work at. Work and sacrifice does not mean you will achieve your objective but a lack of work and sacrifice guarantees your failure.