Monday, June 11, 2012
"How did you do it?"
"You look gorgeous."
[As tired as you are reading of my encounters, I am of hearing of people and their responses to my weight loss. Usually, hiding behind their verbal acknowledgement is bitterness, envy or some ill will; rarely, is it just kindness.]
"It was simple, in theory. Emotionally, physically in all actuality it was hard, but, the basic concept was simple. I figured out portions for the size I’m supposed to be in which is my healthy range, drank a lot of water (it seems to give me energy) and as I got pain under control I got out walking and learned that I am quite fond of walking."
"Well, I’m blah, blah, blah “type”. That won’t work for me to drop this weight."
[Translated, “I am special and I deserve a unique, thoroughly educated approach.”]
"Ya, I fell for that crap too."
[Cue, “Oh no you didn’t!" glare. No one likes their sacred cow touched. Frankly, I'm quite done with people insinuating I'm a freak of nature.]
"Sweet Heart, I am a human. I hate to be the one to break it to you, so are you. Not to ‘beat a dead horse’, but, there really isn’t anything ‘new’ under the sun. You eat excess and you're going to store excess unless you and your doctor have discovered a thyroid condition and even then I wouldn’t try that excuse because there are scores of people that have chosen to overcome. It’s a choice not predestination."
[I wanted to continue with,
"Stop pretending you’re superior or inferior and accept you’re just like everybody else putting your pants on ‘one leg at a time’."]
You hear someone spewing out excuses it’s because they’re lying to themselves. Our excuses, lies and half-truths are what we blanket ourselves with in a warped sense of pride to feel ‘unique’. Pride. You have a choice, you can keep your high calorie range OR swallow your Pride, but, I will guarantee you, only one will find you success.
If you need a Weight Watchers, BeachBody, Jillian, Coach Nicole or SparkPeople on your journey and they get you to your goals; you are no less deserving of your achievements. You are a *R*O*C*K*S*T*A*R* for owning YOUR responsibility for YOUR health.
Do NOT, I BEG YOU, do not get wrapped up in the belief that you have to know EVERYTHING in order to be successful.
One Day at a Time sounds more like a practice in the walk of Faith does it not?
Slow and Steady win the Race.
Portions. Water. Movement.
See you tomorrow.