Keeping My Eye On The Prize
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
When you are as fat as I am (I believe I have to lose 20 lbs to get to "morbid" status), it is hard to keep going when the incremental gains don't show up. I know in my head that I am not going to lose 50 lbs in the first week, but even seeing the number on the scale go down by 2 doesn't mean much when you look in the mirror and see the same rolls and stretch marks looking just as huge as they did before.
So I am trying to remind myself that this is not going to be a blizzard (I am so glad there is no DQ nearby. Every time I think "blizzard" I think "Blizzard", and my mouth goes the way of Pavlov's dog). This is going to be a few snowflakes that clump together and ever so slowly start rolling down the mountain. Eventually it will be an avalanche of healthy looking and healthy living (that might be the strangest metaphor I have ever used), but if I keep putting the magnifying glass on the snowflakes they are just going to melt.
I'll lose it one flake at a time...