Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Today, I'm wearing my new pink SparkPeople t-shirt and drinking from my new SparkPeople glass water bottle. They are gifts from my husband and my son. They both are very supportive of my weight-loss journey. My son even got me a birthday card that plays "Girl Just Wanna Have Fun" because he knows that's my favorite song on my Just Dance workout game.
They get it. They get how important this is to me. In some ways, it's all very serious. I'm morbidly obese, and I really need to change my ways. In this way, I feel like Frodo and Sam from Lord of the Rings. They are going on this impossible journey to destroy the one ring. Their journey is filled with heartbreak. On the other hand, it's quite a grand adventure. They make new life-long friends and the learn just how strong and persistent they can be. They realize how one small hobbit can make a big difference.
My journey isn't as scary as theirs. There are no orcs, uruk-hai, or ringwraiths chasing me. I don't carry a sword. (Hey! Wouldn't it be cool if I had a sword that turned blue not when there were orcs nearby, but when there were unhealthy foods nearby! SparkPeople! Get on that!) However, there will be some heartbreak. The scale isn't always going to move like I want it to. I'm not always going to make the right choices. However, although it seems like a longshot, I am going to make it to Mount Doom. I am going to toss my unhealthy lifestyle into the volcano and be done with it. It's going to take awhile for me to get there, but I will get there. Along the way, I'm meeting new people. I'm learning how to forge ahead when I want to quit. I'm learning just how strong I can be.
This is going to be a great adventure. I'm going to try new foods. I'm going to try new exercise. I'm going to meet new friends. I'm going to look back and see that it was all worth it.