Sunday, August 26, 2007
There are natural consequences that accompany every choice we make in life. Some opportunities inevitably pass us by, but we can take advantage of others. Many people feel powerless but this is rarely the case--some opportunities just require a little thinking outside the box. You have the power to create the life you want if you are willing to set goals and take steps toward them. Rarely does fulfilling our hopes and dreams happen overnight, but daily you can take one tiny move towards them.
This is the greatest lesson I have learned from this journey. Not allowing myself to be a victim of food anymore. No excuses and no "I can't" or "I don't"s anymore. It's so frustrating when people ask me "how did you lose all that weight" and then when I tell them what I did they inevitably say "Oh, I could never..." Well that was what I used to say too. I was looking for some easy and magical solution to my obesity, but it never came to me. Instead I finally took charge and did what I knew I had to do, and was capable of doing. No gimmicks, no scams, no surgeries or supplements, no prepackaged foods, or "diets"; just good healthy food and exercise. By putting myself in charge I became the responsible party for my success or failure and because failure wasn't an option, I've succeeded.
So every day when I look in the mirror, I see the person who gave me back my life, looking back at me!