Friday, June 07, 2013
If I had a dollar for every time I've said "This is it! This is the time! I am committed to this weight loss!" over the last nine years, I would be a very wealthy woman. But saying those words doesn't put us any closer to truly living that fit ideal. I wish it did, but without true commitment -- the kind where our actions speak volumes more than our words -- it can't be true.
I've said those words so many times that I don't even believe them anymore. They ring hollow with intent. So I am not going to say them this time.
I really don't know if this is the time that my weight loss will work. I don't know if this is the time that I can really stick to it. But I'll try. I am going to take it one day, one moment, one choice at a time, and see where it goes. If it works, then this will have been the turning point moment -- and if not, I will try again and again and again until I figure out what I personally need to not only lose weight but to keep that weight off forever.
There's no doubt that there will be set backs. But all I can do is try.