Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Saturday I received a lecture on proper eating from my personal trainer. He asked me to give him 6 months of true, dedicated effort to see if I could turn my world around.
Monday I received a warning from my doctor. She said if I don't start eating right, she'll put me on cholesterol medication. I hate taking meds - it is a good motivator for me (I think she knew that...sneaky). She has given me 6 months to turn my food world upside down and get on track.
I have been trying to lose weight since my pre-teen years. I will lose 20, gain 21. Lose 30, gain 35. Lose 50, gain 60. Many of you know that drill. I'm tired of it. Tired of trying. Tired of failing. Tired of focusing so much of my precious time on food: what's good, what's not, what should I eat?, what's for dinner?, for lunch?, for breakfast?, what kind of snacks should I have?, etc., etc.
But in the interest of my future, my health, my pocketbook (which is emptied every time I visit my doctor or my trainer), and my general respect for people who have opted to make a career out of helping people get healthier, I give.
I will try again. I will spend the next six months doing the things that I know I should be doing. I will not complain about it. I will not fret about it. I will just do it.