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.

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    Hope you're doing well,Emily...I'm back for a refresher course here emoticon I need to tatoo this particular blog on my head! emoticon Renee
    3739 days ago
    This is a great blog! I also feel that I am so much more aware of my actions and what I eat. I really couldn't blow it like I used to because I know just how I would feel...horrible! We deserve eating healthy and treating our bodies right! We are worth it! emoticon emoticon
    3836 days ago
    Excellent blog! I agree, we can never go back. Glad that you are not a quitter. I KNOW that I am not! TOGETHER we're going to get to the healthier happier fitter selves that we want to be! Love ya, Dawn emoticon
    3861 days ago
    Hi Emily,
    This post still helps me...I seem to be stuck, weight wise, more than I'm moving. And the mind games set in...over 50, not possible. But I read this and get stronger. I realize how much better I'm feeling physically and I can do another day.
    3877 days ago
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    emoticon GOOD FOR YOU!
    3890 days ago
    I've been too busy to spark much too, but like you, I now have knowledge, and armed with that knowledge, I trot off to work with nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars, fruit, etc and I love it. I park my car a mile away from where I work so that I am forced to walk to work, even though there is a car park next door! I am sure your every small effort accumulates into something significant, and that you will succeed!

    Love...Jonathan x
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