Tuesday, January 22, 2013
On paper I have a lot of reasons/excuses as to why it has been so difficult to lose weight. The death of my mother, the dissolution of my marriage, starting a new life alone, the illness and death of my difficult father...all good reasons I can give. The depression during my divorce was profound and difficult. But at the end of the day, I have changed from the person I was and moved towards the person I am now and closer to the person I want to be. I'm trying to 'unlearn' some behaviors and attitudes that don't serve me well anymore. Perhaps they never did, but they made me feel better. I don't know if it's the persistence and discipline that gets you to the point where you're consistently losing weight, getting healthier and feeling better about oneself. Or is it a switch that has to flip? I know it's not a complex solution, anymore than it was complex gaining the weight in the first place. I ate too much of things that weren't the best choices, and didn't move enough. I know in my mind that the answer is simple. Eat better, eat less and move more. I'm struggling to accept that moderation is success when the whole world seems to reinforce just the opposite. That to succeed, you need to indulge in extremes. I'm going focus on that word this week; moderation. In all things.