Thursday, February 04, 2010

Journey of a Thousand No's

My husband has for many years had trouble with his weight (not many of us hasn't) largely because he has a sedentary job and works 60+ hours per week.  His job is very stressful, and often finds comfort foods as his proverbial "carrot on the stick."  To help himself become more healthy,  he has begun what he calls his journey of a thousand "no's."  Every time he says "no" to food that is bad for his health, it counts as one step.  He keeps track of how many things he has abstained from, and when he reaches 1,000 he hopes to find himself healthier and lighter.  I'm sure this principle could be applied to much more.


TOTEally Posh! said...

Good idea! I may have to adopt that one as well.

~Ruthie Sisemore~ said...

Thanks! My husband told his doctor about it at his checkup appointment and his doctor really liked the idea. :)