Saturday, June 15, 2013
I'm guessing this is not controversial for most of us here.
Because if it were easy, we wouldn't need the support of the Spark community in our struggles to manage obesity.
Obesity may be simple (eat less, move more). Although not everyone agrees about that. Or would perhaps qualify the "simplicity". Because obesity is also complicated: it's not simple to figure out why we aren't eating less and moving more. Even if that's the answer.
Obesity is hard. It's hard being obese. I loathed it. Every day. And it's hard not being obese. After over a decade of relatively consistent healthy weight, I still struggle every day to maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is, frankly, one of the hardest things I do.
So: as the cliché goes: we "choose our hard".
And I'm choosing the hard of not being obese.
Choosing it pretty much by telling myself: obesity is simple. Eat less, move more. Deluding myself.
It's NOT simple. But acting as if it were -- that's as close as I'll get to making it easy.
Just (second cliché alert, sorry) doing it.
I learn by going where I have to go. Not that I've figured it out . . . . not at all. Still faking it until I make it. Still. And I expect I always will be.