This post is inspired by a conversation I had today with a coworker. She was praising me over my 30 pound weight loss then said, "but I can't diet, it's too limiting".
What I realized after this converation was that I was limiting myself with excuses like that. I would always pick items from restaraunt menues that I was used to- fried, breaded, creamy, carby, etc. Eating almost exclusively at Qdoba, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Panera... By trying to eat light, I was chosing to add new foods to my arsenal- Salmon, asparagus, green beans, a variety of salads, lamb, shrimp, scallops, haricot verts, tofu... The list goes on and on.
Anyway, I decided to email my coworker with this revelation (I consider her a friend more than just a coworker) and her response was so wonderful- That she had never really looked at it that way, and thanked me for pointing out a new point of view that she had not previously considered. She needs to lose probably 150lbs to be healthy, and if this can inspire her to make a modest change to her life that will extend it, I am selfishly proud of myself, because I'd like to have her in my life as long as I can.
There are no elevators in the house of success.
H. H. Vreeland
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it- Margaret Thatcher
| current weight: 193.2