Saturday, May 30, 2009
Do you ever feel this way? A voice deep inside crying out "Rescue me. Please, will someone rescue me?"
If only someone would take me by the hand and lead me through each day. Oh yes, while I'm at it, how about preparing my food and setting down in front of me what I am to eat at each meal. Then, dress me in the cutest workout clothes, take me to a fancy spa to workout with Bob and Jillian and end it all with a massage and mud bath. Also, I want to be guaranteed the perfect body and all my troubles will go away.
Well, guess what. Life doesn't work that way, Carol. There is no one. Not a magic pill, a self-help book, a support group, a tv show, .......nothing, no one person outside yourself that will give you the perfect body, that will give you instant results.
This isn't a game anymore. Through the years, you could mess around with the ups and downs of overeating and manage to bounce back. The body just doesn't 'bounce back' like it used to. The scale highs keep getting higher. The lows of guilt and now medical consequences are lower. This is serious. This is for real.
That tiny voice you hear whispering 'Rescue me' is your own voice and YOU are the only one who can quiet it. YOU are the only one who can do the rescuing.
It is time to ask yourself some soul-searching questions. What do you want for yourself? You are truly 'at choice.' You can choose to continue to stuff your face and ignore hunger, eating for every reason, but hunger.
You are the one making decisions each day that influence the quality of the rest of your life. You have all the power. That is good news, not something to fear. YOU can rescue yourself. This moment, this day. You must show love, compassion, understanding, and patience to yourself for the process is not instant, but the end results are worthwhile.
Will someone rescue me? Yes. I am here. I am commited to be the best I can be. I am in control of my own destiny. I can handle it. God has given me the tools, the support, even the knowledge. It is time to listen to that voice inside and show the self-love that is needed to go forward.
I am stepping into a new month, a new opportunity, with a new attitude. I am no longer the victim looking for a magic pill. I am in control. I love myself enough to truly take care of this beautiful body that God gave me.