Callenge or Path
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.