The word “promise” us used as a verb: assure someone that one will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen.
And, can be used as a noun: a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen
We all would like to think of ourselves as people that live up to our promises. If we promise our children a trip to Disney World and this does not happen, we most certainly let them down in a big time manner During a wedding ceremony vows (promises) are exchanged and with the divorce rate being far greater than 50%, these promises are often broken.
How about promises made to yourself? How “good” are you at being a person of your word and following through with those promises? Most people (including me) are not very good at keeping self-promises and are far better at following through on promises to others.
Long-term weight control requires focus, discipline, attention and the trade-off of defraying lots of immediate gratification for the sake of long-term gratification. When we make “New Years Resolutions” or similar self-promises at other times of the year to live a healthier lifestyle, what is the likelihood of keeping those promises? Well, with the U.S. overweight rate of clos to 70% the answer is that we are not very good at all at keeping those promises.
Look in the mirror and ask yourself whether you are a person that keeps your promises. If the answer is “yes” (and I hope it is) then be steadfast in following through on the action items needed to bring you to a much healthier and happier weight. I promise you that you will be happy you kept those promises.