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Everybody Seems to Wonder

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For all of us who have done this, seemingly, forever, I got news for you.

You have to continue. There is no end point, no stopping point. There is no part where you say, "Okay, I'm done! I can go back to lazy days and lazy eating. I can head on over to the Cheesecake Factory every other day and I can stop working out and drinking the water and everything's gonna be GREAT!"


It. Does. Not. Work. Like. That.

Every day, you wake up, you have a chance. And every day, you can decide.

Salad or cake?
Water or soda?
Walk or drive?
Weight training or watch TV?
Herbs or salt?
Homemade or processed?
Measured or estimated?
Home-cooked or dining out?

And we don't always pick the former, and that's actually okay. That's life and it happens and you're allowed to zig instead of zag at times. After all, a fully rigid life is frustrating and boring, and it can smell an awful lot like deprivation. And the more deprived you feel, the more you'll be willing to cheat and then, well, then that's where the real trouble starts.

But those zigs shouldn't overwhelm and overtake and bypss the zags. They should not turn into your life, with the healthy happenings becoming rare.

It needs to be the other way around, where the healthy happenings are the norm, and the mess-ups and the doings of something naughty are rare.

Wouldn't it be interesting, if we turned it all on its head?

What would happen if we couldn't wait to stop doing those naughty things?

Sheesh, another dinner out? I can't wait to get back to my home cooking!
More salt? I can't wait to get back to cilantro!
Soda again? Cripes, I can't wait to get back to drinking water!
TV? Yawn. I really want to get back to weight training!

We talk about making good choices and creating good habits. Let's not sabotage that with thoughts that there is an end point, and a finish line, other than the absolute end of our days.

This is for good.

This is for life.

This is for a good life.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SANDICANE 6/19/2013 11:00PM

    This is a great blog! Yep, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooo happy to choose the former! I love water! I love to cook! I love to make healthy, on-plan choices!

It HAS to be forever b/c I don't have another 50 lb weight loss in me....


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DDOORN 6/17/2013 10:21AM

    Amen! Thank you for your eloquent exclamation mark to this point! :-)


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UNICORN212 6/12/2013 12:37AM

    Great blog. I had a can of Pepsi the other day - it had been sitting in our fridge for the longest time. It was actually just past the expiration date. So, to put it out of its misery, rather than throw it out, I drank it. It was my first one in a long, long time. And I probably will not bother with another one. Back to water and unsweetened tea....

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SHAPESHIFTER09 6/12/2013 12:22AM

    This is fantastic (well, aside from the cilantro part ;))

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TEMPEST272002 6/11/2013 11:35PM

    Absolutely!!!! Say it like it is!

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DMPRIDER 6/11/2013 11:00PM

    You are so right that it's about all the little choices. I beg to differ though on strength training vs. watching TV. I like to strength train at the gym, but if I'm working out at home for some reason, I sometimes do my strength training with the TV on. There's no rule that TV time must be spent sitting on the couch! LOL

I find that the more I eat healthy and home made the more often restaurant food just tastes way too salty to me. And I far prefer water over soda. Some other choices are much harder though. It's lifelong choices and habits, that's for sure!

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PHEBESS 6/11/2013 10:42PM

    As a friend said, this is a marathon, not a sprint.

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LUCKY8GAL 6/11/2013 9:37PM

    Great Blog! I hear ya emoticon

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CAROLISCIOUS 6/11/2013 8:43PM

    Yano...I do feel that way...excited to get back to it after a break. '

Great blog!

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QUAIL75 6/11/2013 2:29PM

    Thanks! I needed this today!

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MS.ELENI 6/11/2013 11:51AM

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BLUEANGELLK 6/11/2013 11:25AM

    Thanks. I really needed to hear this. It is all about the little choices we make moment by moment, not necessarily about the momentous proclamations we make.

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