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Six Months

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BABY_GIRL69 2/22/2012 6:24PM

    Exercising & fitness is not another temporary fix its a lifestyle. Sometimes we are ready to hit & others we are just too tired or lazy or both. I think we have to think of as a way of life. Its really tough but it helps me from not gaining back what I've lost too.

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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GIRLONFIRE1979 2/22/2012 12:16PM

    We are all in the same boat. I still can't lose these last 2 pounds to put me back where I was in November!!! I was finally out of the 250s!!! then life happened and it feels like it will never happen again. but it will, because each day I make the choice to keep trying. that's all we can do girl.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 2/22/2012 12:09PM

    Sounds like a plan to me! Mind if I join ya?

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FORBANDE 2/22/2012 6:52AM

    It's as simple and as hard as that. :)

I think we all need to listen and accept the advice and help of those who care about us. Our health depends on it.

I know you will do this for good this time. You GOT this!!

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