Holding my "before" favorite shirt after losing 125 pounds on my journey to better health.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Don't Do It

How many times have you let some ones comments stop you from doing something you know is very important to your health? Don't do it. Don't let others sway you. I have a friend who had her feelings hurt by someone who really didn't realize what they were doing. They made some comment about something this person was eating and from there it just went wrong.  The first thing that pops into mind is they are judging. The emotions begin to rise, the thoughts about what they are thinking, the anger, or embarrassment come into play. It is very easy to let some ones comment impact in a big way.   If you are on your own healthy journey then you know what works for YOU. Some of you have the time to prepare wonderful healthy meals. Some of you don't. Some of you have to grab something at the store. That is okay if it works for you.  What works for you  may not work for me.  What works for me may not work for you. I have found something that works for me. Find something that works for you and hang onto it. All the time I hear people say that they try this or that to become healthy. That's great if it works for you and is HEALTHY. I encourage you all to explore following a healthy path that involves real food. I don't think that some of the weight loss plans are something that can be sustained long term. If you are having to take shakes, or pills, or shots, or special prepared meals for all meals then that concerns me. I had to learn and relearn how to have a good relationship with the foods I ate. I never ate fruits or veggies. Whole grains? Nope, none of that.  Portions were a big one that impacts my weight. If I have something I really enjoy I tend to want more and more. I love white bread and butter. I have learned that I can not leave it alone if it is in my house.  I have tried many many types of Multi-grain breads and have found one that is pretty satisfying to me. And I don't eat a whole loaf at a time. (yes I use to)  I will always have a  challenge  with weight control. I will always have a challenge with some of the things I use to eat as a comfort food. I still want them when I am stressed, tired, hungry, etc. I know that weight loss is hard. Really hard. Maintaining a healthy weight is hard too. Really hard. I have to work on it all the time. Will I ever have a time when I can relax and say, "awww, I made it." I don't think so. I don't feel bad about that either. I know that the choice I have made and the commitment I have will give me time.  Time to feel good. Time to travel and time to spend with my family. To me that is all worth it.

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