Saturday, January 14, 2012
Can you believe I have been with Sparkpeople for 7 months and never blogged?
I read them all the time and have truly been inspired. There have been those that have encouraged me by their success, impressed me by their ability to come back from many setbacks, and comforted me with their mutual feelings and frustrations. So why haven't I reciprocated?
To be honest, I guess I was a little scared. What if I don't do it right?
Then I got to thinking about this weight loss thing I have been trying for the last 30 years. I have seen success and failure. Frankly I am quite an authority on many aspects of dieting and weight loss. I can count calories, explain the benefits of exercise and water, create and cook a pretty good healthy lowfat menu. So why haven't I achieved and maintained that elusive goal weight in all these years? Maybe its because I get a little scared about that too.
When I get scared I fall back into old habits. Those habits are comfortable and easy. Unfortunately, they are not healthy. Maybe I need to be a little uncomfortable to truly change my life.
I am the one who always tells my husband and children...
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."
So here's an attempt to do something different than I have ever done (even if it is out of my comfort zone.) Hopefully this will help me get something that I have never gotten (but have always wanted.)