I Am Not Looking Back...
Monday, January 04, 2010
Even though it was a pretty good year I am not looking back. Why- you may ask? Because in my history, when I take pride in good work done, I quit! Then repeat old habits and find myself once again facing obstacles that seem like Mt. Everest.
As my SIL said in her own straight forward way, there is nothing new about me losing weight. I lose it then gain it all back again. However this time not only is going to be different it already IS different. I am not following any “plan” other than eating the right portion sizes, eating less processed foods eating as “clean” as I possibly can, and moving more. As I become physically stronger, I can increase my activities and make them part of my lifestyle, and become active once again. I am approaching this differently. Instead of trying to lose weight, I am making healthy choices and eating in proportion to avoid health problems such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other health problems that I was heading towards. Yes I have eliminated certain foods from my menus but that is because I am listening to my body and avoiding certain foods that it does not handle well. Just as one would avoid eating something that they were allergic to.
The bonus is really no surprise but the weight is coming off slow but steady way. When I had my “ah-ha” moment and realized that I was really not eating as healthy as I thought I approached it with a different attitude. THAT is why this time I will not only be successful but I will maintain that success for the REST of my life!