Tuesday, November 05, 2013
That's what I'm printing out today to put on the wall right above my scale. For you, it might not be your spine. It might be your heart, your liver, your knees. It might be your kids, or your grandkids. Your animals. Your life.
What's at stake for you? What does this journey mean to you? Why are you going to lose the weight and keep it off?
In 2004-2005, I lost almost 100lbs and proved that I can be very dedicated when it comes to weight loss. In 2006, I was so tired of counting every calorie that I stopped paying attention. Stress overwhelmed me. I stopped exercising and started drinking a lot more. By 2012, I had gained all of that weight back and then some. I was in so much pain that I was not a human being any more. I was a burden to my husband, in misery, and not much of a daughter or friend. I realized that for all the good I was doing the world, I might as well be dead.
As I'm nearing my goal weight and thinking about the future, I know I can't repeat past mistakes. I have to keep this weight off. My spine is depending on me, and so are all the people I love.