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Wasted Time

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have a daily insight calendar and today's quote I wanted to share:
"You should make preparations so that, even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets." Dalai Lama.

Every time I think of how long I've been on this journey, how little I have come (weight wise), and how far I could be if I put more effort in, I regret not taking more time for me and getting my act together. Enough excuses, enough wasted time. Taking a little time to eat right and workout will mean YEARS added to my life. A 23 year old should not STILL be over 300 lbs. Yes, I've lost 40 lbs ish, but still. That was years ago! I lost more than that! I was down to 277! Why am I around 303 now?!? No excuses, this is ridiculous. Multiple family members have been pre-diabetic, then turned in to full-blown diabetes. I always say that if I was pre I would change everything to prevent full-blown. But why wait for the diagnosis? Why can't I prevent pre? Why have I abused my body so much that I no longer have a gallbladder? This is stupid insanity and a waste of my time, killing myself with food when I could be living! No more wasting my life, no more living regretting not changing sooner. I am changing NOW, not tomorrow, not next month or next year. Not even later today! RIGHT NOW! A shower (since I just finished step class), then a healthy snack and skating. I will bring my lunch and snacks to work (no takeout!). I repeat my day today over and over until I am at a healthy, livable weight!
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    I could have written your blog.

    I am having success via The Step Diet, and the No S Diet. Both are assisting me in my endeavours to keep a DAILY focus on execution of what I already know I should do. Neither one of them are diets, but are commonsense things you can do every day for the rest of your life.

    I have lost 12lbs since Sept with the combo of the two of them, on the No S 1 lb a week til Jan 1st Challenge. It is a joy to keep moving my ticker in the right direction, and, to NOT gain it back.

    I started SP at 315 lbs 3.5 yrs ago. I have lost and kept off 54lbs.

    The challenge is making me FOCUS every day, and daily focus is helping me build CONSISTENCY.

    By losing these latest 12 lbs, I've taken 48 lbs of pressure off of my knees.

    How are you doing now? Since writing this blog, how are you doing?

    Keep coming back.
    2868 days ago
    great true! I tell myself things like that to keep me going, THIS time!
    2887 days ago
    Unfortunately I have regrets too but try to get my kids to try and do everything they think of so they don't. Thanks for the post.
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  • TRICIA0623
    Love this & love the quote! You can do it!!!!
    2893 days ago
    emoticon Great blog!!! emoticon
    2894 days ago
    You can do it! For you and for the life you want for yourself!
    Wonderful conviction! Woot!!!
    2894 days ago
    You can do it! I started this when I finally hit 300. I'm slowly working my way down and teaching myself how to eat properly. Hang in there!
    2894 days ago
    I love this Michelle. You can do it. Your determination to life a healthier life impresses me to no end. My favorite is your question, "why wait until pre?" Asked and answered. You can truly do this.
    2894 days ago
    you can do this, keep fighting for yourself!
    2894 days ago
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