Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Have you ever had something on your body that you hated but just couldn't change it for a variety of reasons?
I'm talking about that stubborn FAT that just won't look good no matter what size or style you stick yourself into. I thought I gave it a pretty good fight many times over...but whatever I lost, it always came back, and then some.
If you are like me, and you have a lot of fat to get rid of, it is not going to happen in a few weeks. Finally accepting that the ugly fat is not the problem, it is just a symptom of perhaps a few other more serious problems, was the beginning of the end of some of my fat cells...37+ lbs of them to date.
I am happily humming along now without focusing on how many more I have to lose, or how BIG I am, because I KNOW that if I keep up what I'm doing (and it's not difficult), I will eventually reach my goal weight of 132 pounds.
I was using my old Weight Watchers tracker and filled it up. I created my own tracker then, and find it will probably be modified a few more times before it is perfect for me. The one thing I know is, I will be doing it for the rest of my life, because JUST LIKE MY CHECKBOOK RECORD, it keeps me out of trouble.
Acceptance of the problem, and responsibility to do something about it becomes so huge that I cannot put into words how serious it was for me. I thought I was doing that all those times I went back on my program and then went off and regained all those ugly pounds I had lost. But I wasn't. Just as an Alcoholic must stop drinking....a foodaholic must stop overeating, or we are doomed to be fat forever more. Simple, right? Well, not so simple to accept, but accept we must.
I asked my daughter how long it would take her to get into trouble if she didn't write down all her purchases in her check record. That prompted a big laugh. I have a feeling it would prompt most of us to laugh, because our wants are always bigger than our means. So, understanding that, get comfy with your tracking method, and make it easy to do, cause you are going to be close buddies for a long, long time.
Then there is the KIND of food we eat........well, that's another story......