The Choices are ours!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Hi Spark Friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. So my last weigh in was a 2 pound loss. I was happy to see that because I was moving kinda slow recently with a half pound here and there. I was sick so I am thinking it helped with the 2 pound loss. (Not a recommended way to lose by the way!) So I have been wondering if any of you notice and think any of the things I have been now thinking since beginning a healthier lifestyle? One is I have noticed more overweight people then I had ever noticed before. I think it is like being pregnant. When you are pregnant you notice so many more pregnant people. The funny thing is when I was at my beginning heaviest weight, I did not notice as many overweight people as I do now. So it differs from being pregnant or a new mom seeing other new moms or having a dog and seeing all the other dog owners . I think it is because when we are so unhappy and uncomfortable with our weight we feel like we are the only ones that have let themselves go so badly. We feel alone. So we don't notice others in that same situation. We are so busy trying to cover our shame and guilt that we don't see past ourselves. Also when we are feeling our worst we don't notice or even think about our poor eating habits. We feel like if we don't acknowledge them we don't have to change them. Once we start making some progress into our healthier lifestyle we (at least I do anyway), seem to notice not only my own food choices but the choices others around me make. I seem to notice more then I ever did what others are eating in a restaurant or at a dinner with others etc. For me I think it is because I am so focused on making healthier choices and am always looking for more healthy options that I notice everyone's food choices. If someone happens to make poor choices and I see that, I have the feelings of how bad I used to feel at my heaviest come flooding back to me. It is as if I was at square one all over again. The upside to this is it is a definite motivator to continue making healthy options for myself. So, I am wondering if anyone else has had any of these or other new revelations since beginning your lifestyle changes? In my head I want to go tell the people I see making poor choices how badly they will feel when they eat it or how long it takes to work it off. Of course I wouldn't really do it. I just don't want to have anyone go through all the poor eating habits and all the weight gain and then a lot less self esteem later and much heavier and unhealthier down the road, they finally see what results those bad choices they make now have caused them. Having lived it first hand it is not something I want to see anyone go through. So let's all continue this healthy journey together moving in the direction of our goals. If and when we ever have the desire to make a bad choice just remember how bad that choice will feel to us if we were to follow through. Together we will reach our goals! A little something to think about is that.......
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!