Friday, February 21, 2014
This morning, as I was sitting and emailing/doing research, I realized my pants were too tight... so as usual, when I am sitting too long with any pair of pants on I must unbutton them so I could be comfy!
That reminded me that yesterday I went to put on a pair of pants I could fit last year around this time and I could not get them buttoned at all.. I kept saying for myself, even though I have put on several pounds since my divorce almost a year ago.. I didn't see a need to go out and buy new clothes.. for my thought was.."At least I could still fit the clothes I used to wear.."
That's when I realized sometimes we develop an unhealthy apathy for our weight and we let it continue to get out of control, even though we can see signs early on.. going through the process of literally taking pants and seeing how hard it was to get them buttoned while I was seated was a sad eye opener. I did not know what to think.. You know once you have established habits of bad eating habits it's very hard to break them.. So, once you establish them the trick is you must understand it will not be as easy to break them! It's easy to pick up an extra bowl of cereal and put an extra sprinkle of sugar on it, it doesn't seem to hard to open an extra honey bun and swallow it, but the hard work comes in when you have to sacrifice your time working off what you just added in.. And we wonder why our bodies are not in working order.. It's really scary, just because we choose to spend the money at the grocer on the sugary foods, of course most times they are cheaper.. the doctor bill rarely ever is..
I was speaking to a friend yesterday who said very plainly, she has high cholestorol.. She is morbidly obese, b/c of her bad habit of eating after 10p... But I have to say that when a doctor tells you you have to change your eating habits to obtain health.. You already knew that.. the only thing is, it normally takes an intervention for you to get to that point.. And all you had to do was take a look at reality before it got so bad!