Thursday, April 16, 2009
Why is that concept so hard for many so hard to grasp? I don't believe that I am that different than the average person when it comes to why and how I gained so much weight to begin with. I know that I have always eaten plenty of healthy foods. My problem was eating too much and not moving enough. Dieting has always been simple, just eat less. But I didn't get it as many other also don't. It is so much more that just taking the weight off. The changes for me came rather simple. I think that I am much more open to just taking each and every day by it self. If I don't lose one day there is always tomorrow or the next day or even the next week. Being patient is the key to my success. Why be in a hurry, I have the rest of my life to enjoy. With my weight loss I feel like a person just out of prison. I was truly a prisoner in my body. When I started this journey, I was so restricted on what I could do physically. I was in such pain in my knees, ankles and feet. I felt that I didn't have more that about 10 years to live. I had a long list of things I couldn't do such as tie my shoes without sitting on my bed. Then it got so bad that I could only were slip on shoes. I had sleep Apnea, I stopped breathing about 20 times an hour with only 60% oxygen. I was so tired all the time that I actually fell asleep while waiting for a red light. One afternoon I was so sleepy that I turned on the wrong street and got lost while driving to my afternoon job.
At that time in my life it was really the only choice I had. I am so glad that I did something about my situation. Life gets better each and every day.