excuses only go so far
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I have been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks, and I am ashamed to say that I have had every excuse in the book to have gained all this weight. My first excuse was pregnancy, and of course this can be a valid excuse, but my pregnancy didn't get me to eat cheese fries and cake ever so often. After pregnancy my next excuse was a car accident, and then a slip and fall and back injuries. Granted all of these are fair assessments of part of the reason I am over three hundred pounds now, but I have to stand up and realize that my back injury didn't make the wrong food choices. You know I pride myself in saying that I don't eat fast food, and never really did, but I didn't realize an order of cheese fries from Outback is just as bad as an order of fries from Wendys. In some cases it is worse. I know now that I am over weight, because I just didn't care about myself to make the right food choices. There is no reason for me to have lived my life like this, and to top it off I did this to my eight year old son. Boy if you ask him his favorite food he will tell you it is Outback cheese fries and steak.
Now is the time for me to make the change for the rest of my life, and it is not like I can never treat myself with some of the goodies I once loved, but it is the time to say when and how much. October 12,2011 was the first day of the rest of my life; tomorrow will be three weeks in, and my weight loss will be about ten pounds. I know that this is going to be a long hard journey and recovery, but I hope and pray to God that I have the strength and will power to remain on this path.
Remember it is never to late to try and make a change for your life, and believe me if you look for an excuse why you weigh more than you want then you will find one, but until you realize none of the excuses are the actual blame you want be ready to change your life. My husband has been working out with me and eating healthy, and it has been fantastic to do it with my partner, but sometimes very frustrating to see him closer to his goals than myself. I forget he only has about forty pounds to lose compared to my two hundred.
On a positive note since I have cut out most of the garbage in my life, and been working out as a family my son has even lost a few pounds. He is not fat, but he was on the wrong direction that is for sure. My family did a mile walk together last night, and it was so nice. I hope that I can get to three miles soon.
Have a great day everyone.