Sunday, October 11, 2015
Still Here, Still Strong
This isn't my first rodeo. I've been riding the weight loss bronco for a long, long time. No one gets this far in life without being bucked a few times. But this time is different. A couple of people have asked me what I'm doing to lose weight. I can see them waiting, hoping, longing for an easy answer. I feel bad, because I remember having that kind of hope. "If only someone tells me the secret, the easy way, the painless way..." No one ever did. There is no easy answer. Seriously, if losing weight were easy, no one would be fat. The true secret to losing weight isn't expending more energy than you consume. That's the science. The secret, and one that took me decades to realize, is that you have to want it more than anything else. So, that's what I tell people. Make weight loss your priority, and let no one and nothing distract you. I have rock solid, unshakeable goals this time, and there is nothing I want more.
I see a future for myself, and I will not allow pizza, ice cream, cookies, candy, Doritos or anything else to get in my way. I want this MORE. I'll suffer through bouts of depression, crying my eyes out instead of eating to feel better. I'll track my food day in and day out just to keep myself honest. I'll walk past any food that doesn't fit into my plan for the day. I been doing it for the past 3+ months, and you know what? It's working. I'm down 53 pounds. 53! It's friggin incredible. It's also hard as hell. But, I'll keep doing it anyway. This is probably my last chance to ride the bronco, and I'm holding on for dear life.