There IS No Quitting
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A lot of people, including my dearest of Spark friends, seem to be out of sorts these days. The seasons are changing, the days are getting shorter, and some of us have a cold or a bug or the yucks, or are fighting them off. And the quits are lurking in the shadows. I was thinking "What's the use?" big time about a month ago. I was sparking along and feeling better, but not losing any weight. At all. This rumbling in the force field doesn't scare me because I know--and we all know--that there is no quitting. There is no going back. We would know what we were doing. We wouldn't be able to lie to ourselves like we used to. That con is over now. We know a lot more about health and nutrition. More importantly, we're more in touch with our bodies and feel better than we used to. Laying around on the couch just doesn't feel that good. A lot of the food we used to eat makes us feel sludgy. Suicide by cream puff or french fry? That's not in the cards for us any more.
About two years ago, my old boss had dumped a huge work load on me. I had way too many people that I was supposed to be working with. I was putting in a lot of extra hours to give them the help they needed and do my job right. The extra work was really hurting me. I gained 10 lb a year for this 2 1/2 year period and was sick a lot. When I went to talk to him about this, he didn't want to deal with it. He said that he heard about what I was doing, and it was way too much. Just put them all through, he said. It wasn't right. The people I was working with needed help and were entitled to it. I knew that I couldn't do what I was doing indefinitely, but I resolved to hang in a little longer. I knew what would happen to me if I cut the corners he was suggesting. I didn't want to become that person.
Even though my new, more healthy lifestyle is still not entirely online, I know what will happen to me if I go back to my old one. I don't want to be that person. I'm no longer that person. Neither are you.
See you tomorrow. And the day after that.