Given that I plod around in a generally confused state a good bit of the time, it’s not surprising that my blog title confuses people. Usually phrases that begin with The and end with Diet are accompanied by an eating and exercise plan, so when people come here and see it used in conjunction with Halloween Candy Cheat Sheets and Cake Day Challenges, some head-scratching may occur. (Good for shoulders and biceps, not to mention the scalp.) As a result, I get emails asking for the details of “the diet.” And then I feel bad because, as longer-term readers know, there is no official Tippy Toe Diet Plan. The “secret” is in the tag line:
Changing to a healthier lifestyle, one eensy, teensy step at a time.
As for which steps, well, those depend on what YOU need to step away from. I wrote about the primary changes that helped me in 5 Weight Loss Habits I Ditched and 6 I Adopted. It’s a nice, neat summation, but it’s 17 months and counting worth of work to get there. (Only to find out there is no there–I’m constantly changing and tweaking and adapting, which is, in my opinion, why I’m usually so darned happy most of the time!)
As to how to find your steps, you might be helped by Beginning at the End, visualizing how you want to live your life in the longer term and then creating the steps that will get you there comfortably. If there’s a big gap in your vision and where you are now, you may find it easier to make the transition by implementing a series of smaller steps, as opposed to trying to get there in one giant leap. In fact, you could start with a JOLT–Just One Little Thing you commit to doing tomorrow.
Again, I’m sorry if you came here looking for a specific plan. I hope the links I referenced help you find your path to success. To paraphrase Glinda the Good Witch, you have the answers inside you. Now it’s time to find a way to tap into them! So go JOLT yourself! (legal in most states and municipalities. Except, probably, Alabama.)
Meanwhile, I’ll be here to cheer you on! I even have pom-poms!
Thanks to “R” for the inspiration!