Sunday, February 17, 2013
It's been awhile since the scale has recorded a LOSS. In fact so far this month, other than a bit of yo-yo with my weight, it's been all up, Up, UP! I feel like I should just give up.
I looked through some of my photo's and realized that autumn of 2010 I was quite a lot heavier than I am now -- by about 10 pounds.
Now I know that most of you would just scoff at 10 pounds, but when you are short like I am, 10 pounds can be the difference between overweight and a healthy BMI. And lose another 10 after that and you are suddenly a lean, mean machine! Yes, I know there are many of you out there who can tell stories of how you lost 40, 50, 100 pounds and even more. But I've always been tiny (and short) -- a few pounds look like a LOT when they are on my body.
So, 'NO' I won't give up -- instead I'll study my exercise routine and check all the food that I eat. The answer is there, just waiting to be discovered. I may not like the answer, but I will accept the responsibility. I like looking slimmer -- and I dream of being that lean, mean machine! No one ever said this journey would be easy, and it isn't. But there are costs to everything good, sometimes it involves extra time, doing things you may not feel like doing, making a choice between what is rich and delicious (pie and ice cream) or satisfying and still healthy (maybe low fat yogurt or even fresh fruit).
We are all here for the same reason. We want to be healthy. For some of us it means losing a little weight and making better choices -- getting more movement into our lives so we can have a healthy heart. For some it means losing a LOT of weight, and drastically changing our eating habits, moving toward a more active lifestyle. The older you get the harder it is. But at the same time, the younger you start the better your life will be. And you'll never be any younger than you are today! Don't Give Up! Get Smart! Baby steps are better than no steps at all.