Sunday, June 16, 2013
Bear with me while I try to figure out how to say all this. I recently read a book that resonated with me. It was just one case that the author quoted. She was a successful professional woman who lost her zip in her company after many happy and energizing years. She obviously did the work she loved but couldn't get back into things the way she did in the past. She had become contented. So the author told her, "she had lost control". That was the missing and magical word for her condition and malaise.
You see, the same principle applies to losing weight. The bottom line, when you go off, fall into addictions, reach plateaus, etc., you are projecting a loss of control. That is the basis of your success or if you don't have it, your failure. It can be for many reasons, some trivial and some more serious.
It was a light bulb moment for me when I read that and didn't need to read the rest of his book because the problems he was dealing with were not mine and I already knew (or figured out) how I had to deal with mine. We are all individuals, so in order to keep pushing, we have to get to know ourselves better and I find Spark gives the help we need from all the articles and our Spark Friends. Don't cut our Spark Friends short!!!
This was the link to turning me around. And maybe my chiropractor was right when he stressed to me that it all starts with your mind. I was so furious because I blamed it all on my body. Then I began to wonder seriously how what he said could relate to me.
And then voila!, the book appeared in my life.
Hope this inspires some of you to follow my path and find success for yourselves. So far, it's working for me. I don't ever intend to go back to the place I was before - yo-yoing back and forth. Regaining all I had lost. And I started not only with my eating habits but projecting it further into my lifestyle. I am slowly gaining control over clutter and general cleaning up - even hired a handyman who is painting my fence, cleaning up my garage (that my husband left in disarray before he died nearly two years ago) and will finish up painting the house.
Like they say, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!
Let me know if you find this blog inspiring. . .