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One Thing I Know is True . . .

Sunday, February 18, 2018

One thing I know is true . . .

I am at a critical point in my effort to lose weight and be the healthiest me I can be.

I am at a place where it would be very easy for me to give up.

Since Christmas, I have had difficulty sticking with my healthy lifestyle. I have missed some scheduled workouts. There have been MANY times I've eaten foods that I know raise my cholesterol and trigger overeating. I've been struggling mentally, with my self-talk basically consisting of how unrealistic my goals and my struggle to meet them are.

Fortunately, I've only gained about 5lbs. That's because I've been much more consistent with my workouts than with my eating. But I'm feeling bored, frustrated and a bit discouraged.

I've been down this road before too many times to ignore the signs. I have reached a fork in the road; the one where I have a choice to make: Either I commit to putting in the time and work it's going to take for me to be as healthy as I can be and finally reach my goal weight or I don't.

Not making that commitment would mean I would gain back all of the 60lbs. I've lost in the past year and probably more. It would mean my sleep apnea would get worse. My body would hurt even more than it does now and I'd likely end up on cholesterol medication. Getting up from the floor would be hell again. I could forget about taking long bike rides this coming summer and fitting comfortably in the seats at any public event would be out of the question.

It would also mean that at some point in the future I would want to try this again . . . and it will only be harder next time.

One thing I know is true . . .

I am at a critical point in my effort to lose weight and be the healthiest me I can be.

The other thing I KNOW is true . . .

The choice is MINE!

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