Thursday, June 20, 2013
I downloaded "The Spark" from the library. While at the site several other titles caught my attention:
"The Overnight Diet"
"The Dash Diet"
"The Fast Metabolism Diet"
"The 3 Hour Diet"
I'm sure you get the idea. A quick fix sells.
My facebook friends are posting the latest green smoothie or wrap to loose weight. They are going vegan or some other extreme to loose weight. Everyone is obsessed with their weight, but they all want a quick fix. I am only three chapters into "The Spark," but the chapter on focus really spoke to me. One must have a goal that speaks to your heart, not just the waistline, or the distractions of life will keep you from accomplishing your goal.
I have been on every quick fix diet around at one time or another. My favorite was the grapefruit diet, and the most extreme was the liquid diet that Oprah promoted years ago. I always lost weight. I always gained the weight back. I'm sick of it. There is a permanent solution. I know it isn't about the food, it is about changing me.
I know that my goal of loosing weight by the time I turn 60 is not enough, but I am a little adrift these days. I spent the last 12 years caring for my parents and I don't know what my purpose is now that they are gone. Loosing weight and getting fit is part of the process of finding my purpose, but it is not my goal.
I had a bad day today. My knee hurts from walking. Instead of giving up, I am going to find another exercise while my knee heals. I still haven't eaten today, and it is 7:30 pm. No breakfast streak, but I will make something tonight so I will have something ready in the morning. I haven't drunk even one glass of water. I will drink as much as I can tonight. I am not going to look for an overnight weight loss or strong body. This time around it is part of something larger.