Thursday, March 28, 2013
Weight is weird when you have plenty of it. It is easy to keep going up, but ridiculously difficult to get it down. When I hear these women say they need to lose 5 or 10 lbs, 'I'll just skip my 5,000 calorie Starbucks a couple of days this week' I think "must be nice."
However, I, along with you, am in a much better situation. We may have to lose more wt and we may want to be thinner and buy new wardrobes, but we are trying to do it as a long-term healthy life change. I'm not calling it a life "style" change anymore, because that, to me, is kind of a negative approach. I am just tweaking some of my habits to be a little healthier. That is no big deal compared to the effort required to "change my life-style." It's like smoking. Everyone says to "quit smoking" is a real challenge. Well, I didn't quit smoking. I just stopped buying cigarettes. "Us Taryton smokers would rather fight than switch," and this Taryton smoker agreed, so rather than switch I just stopped buying them. For years I knew I should try this diet or that as others, who lost 20 lbs, pronounced their effect, and shortly gained 30 lbs. But after 1 or 2 meals "on the diet", it was too complicated and too much effort.
I tend to choose the verbal/psychological path of least resistance and so I am not "on a diet," I don't have to go to a fitness ctr for exercise, I don't have to pass the Trix, cake mix, and bakery aisles in favor of spending more time in produce and in front of the yogurt. I do this because I want to do it. I do it because I want to be healthier. I do this not because I want to live forever, but because I want to live while I am here.