Letting Go of Pride
Monday, June 24, 2019
Today is June 24, 2019 and I am so much heavier than when I first joined Spark People. How I let that happen is directly related to my pride. My problem is I have so much pride that I don't think I need to follow the advice of weight loss experts. I've decided that I could pick and choose what to follow and even make changes to things that I thought needed to be changed. How wrong I was!!! Instead of losing weigh I gained weight. My pride got in the way again because I didn't want to put my weight out there for everyone to see so I quit. Yes, I quit, not the best decision on my part. I am so ashamed! These past two weeks have been full of reflection on the areas I lack in, the ares I am doing great in and in trying to figure out what I need to do to improve in the ares that I lack. The first big step is admitting to myself that I need to let go of my pride. Today I am figuring out which weight loss plan to follow that will be one that I can follow the way it is written. Im am going to be holding myself accountable through daily blogging. Just as I did daily journaling on my scripture study, I'm going to use the same method with my weight loss which is to pray for help every morning, get up and get my exercise in, log in my food after every meal, log in my exercise upon completing it. Every night I will blog about my day. Writing down what worked and what didn't along with my feelings that I had that day. Just being able to go back and read what did and did not work, to experience my triumphs again and to be able to see why I had failures will be so beneficial in keeping me motivated. It's the letting of my pride, admitting to myself that others knowledge on weight loss is better than mine and following their advice instead of adapting it to what I want to be. Success comes not only from hard work, but admitting to yourself you can't do it all on your own. You need the help of others and you need to be able to admit to yourself that you do. Admitting to ourselves that our little failures along the way is where we get the most growth. Our failures is what leads us to find a way to rework them until we get it right. It's the small steps when added together where we start to see the results we after. Today I'm saying goodbye to my pride and hello to admitting I need the help of more knowledgeable people on losing weight and following their advice. The areas I can personalize it for me is by choosing the fruits and vegetables that I will eat and by doing the exercises that I enjoy doing and can make them both become a lifelong habit.