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Blitz wrote:I think I had two problems.
The first was a lack of sense urgency. I could always lose the weight sometime in the future. There was no need to do it now. It was only when I began to understand that my body was no longer copying being overweight (well past the time I should have noticed may I add) that a sense of urgency in the matter started. When people asked me why I lost the weight I would reply "it was time" but that didn't mean anything to them so I started telling people reasons that they could understand (true reasons - but minor ones).
The second was the reluctance to change. I knew that losing weight would meaning changing lifestyles.
I liked eating rubbish. I liked not exercising. I liked how I spent the time on the things that I did.
I knew that change would put all that to jeopardy...and it did!
What I didn't know then but what I know now is that this change was all for the good.
I exchanged a good life for an even better one!
So why did I finally change? I knew that the lifestyle that I was leading wasn't sustainable. It was leading to death. It also wasn't giving the best I had to those I love. It was well and truly time to step up and be the man I ought to have been all along.
Blitz wrote:I heard a lovely story this week at a bible study. There was a mature thirteen year Russian girl who came to the study for the first time and said the following in her wonderful heavy accent: "My grandmother told me a story about a store that was at the end of the world where those who travelled there could buy wishes that would come true. There you could buy a wish for a good job or a wish to marry the boss's daughter. All kinds of wishes. But each wish was a different price and each wish had to be paid for in full."
There is always a price for the things we wish for...and if we want it to come true - we have to be prepared to pay the price.
DD Diva wrote:I have since discovered, that my greatest hurdle was not the food, but fear of change!! It was much easier to be grossly overweight and not have to make an effort, but the price it cost me was far more than my health, my sense of worth and the humiliation of feeling judged every time I went somewhere; it affected every part of my life and drove me into a deep depression!!
Rocca wrote:Hmm DD, you've really got me thinking. Here I was all ready to say "My biggest hurdle is junk food. It's all the chocolate's fault." But I know I haven't properly tackled my weight before because it was "too hard". It's so much easier to do nothing, eat what I want, and not care about myself. So maybe I fear the change too...? Maybe it's scary to think I can't eat what I want. That I'll have to put aside time to exercise. And that I'll have to do it for the rest of my life.
Maybe since food has been such a big part of my life and a lot of my time has been spent eating, that it's unsettling to think it will be gone, and something else needs to fill its place. I hope, like you, I will find myself at the other side of this hurdle, feeling all the wonderful things you are. I feel like at the very least, one food has left the ground. I feel empowered to be in control and not at the mercy of food. I'm excited to be free of something I have emotionally "relied" on for so long. The only thing my body relies on food for is fuel, and that should be the reason I eat it!
DD Diva wrote:Nevertheless, you're doing a great job there Rocca; I'm very proud of you!!! Keep at it, you'll be where I am in next to no time, and we'll both be where Kim is eventually too!!!
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