Tuesday, June 25, 2013
So you thought you were destined to be fat because you were never one to have control over your eating?
You thought you were destined to be fat because your whole family is?
You thought you could never lose weight because you love food?
You never accomplished a weight loss in your life so you thought you never would?
It is easy to perpetuate things that appear to be true because if you never try, you always see that assumption as true. Many people can bog down your thinking with their negative aspects of thought. Some people just can't be positive for you because of their own shortcomings.
Weight loss requires believing in yourself regardless of the past or any negative things people say and do to you. When you change your thinking, you change yourself physically also.
The journey to health is like the hypothetical "light at the end of the tunnel" in which you believe there is a light but you travel for miles in the dark without seeing a sign of it. If you keep believing in that "light", you will reach the end of the tunnel and find out it really exists. That light is our inner willpower and it exists despite any thoughts. We must find that strength deep within and be willing to witness it or see it.
Only one person ever told me genuinely that there was a "light" at the end of the 187 lbs weight loss I needed to have. I saw that tunnel was pretty long and figured, "There may be a light, I will try." My search for the "light" was successful and I thank god a Weight Loss Center showed me that they genuinely believed I could walk the tunnel.
The glimmer of hope that I had in my mind's eye got me to the finish line. I blindly stumbled through 2 years of darkness. Painful gym workouts, feelings of hunger, doubtful notions popping up in my head and wondering if I traveled that long, was it worth it?
The discovery of "light" has stayed with me throughout gaining back 153 lbs and losing 111 lbs again. I knew that "light" was there, I had to rediscover it through a lot of darkness again.
I refused to stop looking for the "light" and I believe in it. Just one view of it's existence was all it took for me to know my power.
I stumble through short paths of darkness but I always find my "light" at the end of the tunnel. It matters not whether anyone can see my "light", only my belief in it makes a difference.
Nobody can steal my "light" because it is not theirs to discover. When we realize that nobody can take away our power to find light, we then become powerful enough to overcome darkness.