Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I have newly invigorated motivation.
I have been worrying over the last 14 months how I could lose a lot of weight before December 3, 2011. That's when my daughter gets married. I really shouldn't say I was "worried" because I wasn't doing anything about it. I would think of my plight, sigh, and take another treat to eat. That made me feel better until the next time I thought about how fat I am, how I can't fit into mother-of-the-bride clothes and how I will be so embarrassed to be seen this way at the wedding.
But my daughter told me 2 days ago that they would like me to have a larger role in the wedding. I am so excited! I get a real job! Instantly I had motivation overflowing!
I know some friends would tell me that getting thinner for an event is not the kind of thing which lasts. Next day, they say, I will be off my eating plan will start to regain. I don't think so. My only successful diets were 1) when I thought of arriving at college and being fat -- yuck, 2) when I was engaged and kept thinking of having fat wedding photos for the rest of my life, 3) when I was given the warning by my doc that I was close to becoming diabetic unless I lost 10% of my body weight very soon. All 3 times I lost a significant amount of weight. The first 2 times were about my pride, because I wanted to look better. The 3rd time was because of health concerns. I have had general health concerns for years, but they were not specific enough to motivate me. Now I have both motivations, and I feel certain I will stay on my lifetime eating plan after Dec. 3rd. After all, my son will probably get married in a few years....
I wonder if I should change my blog to private so no one can rain on my parade, but very few people read my blog. If you do, please don't leave a comment telling me that this will not work for me, or I'll arrange for the goddess of pounds to wave her wand and magically send all my lost pounds to find you! At least my sense of humor is still in tact and I've already lost 2 pounds which may be looking for a new home!