Sunday, March 29, 2009
This was a "healthy reflection" email I received from SP. It is such a great thing to remember for weight loss. I am in this journey for a long time to come and it is tempting to compare myself to others, or to think that I will never get where I want to be. But I am in this for my health and happiness however long the journey takes.
I am glad I started this journey and I am determined to take the road less traveled and do it in a way that leaves me thinner AND healthier. I have taken every unhealthy path imaginable before and paid the price, having spent more time in the hospital than can be believed. Some was not my fault but all was made more difficult by my choices.
So I am on the SLOOOW road but I am on a pace I can carry on forever and I am enjoying life to the fullest. I can remember days from my past, where all I could think of was the next opportunity to eat, I imagine it is what a drug addict feels about a fix. I have also had two times when I ate literally nothing for more than a month. And a medical fast where I had nothing but protein shakes for 6 months. Mistakes, all of them.
So I am on the path I wish I has taken from the beginning. I would not have listened if someone told me not to do the destructive things I did, but I am trying to pass on to my kids, and others if possible TAKE CARE OF THE ONE BODY YOU ARE GIVEN. You need it for the rest of your life.
May we be well,and happy and free from suffering.