Over on the 100 + lbs to lose board, there is a thread about inspirational/motivation quotes.
I notice that most of the quotes are very empowering in a personal sort of way, things like this:
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Carl Bard
Things that seem deeply personal, because this journey IS deeply personal, emotional, it’s not just ya know, push away your dish when you’re full. There is an inner struggle there. Do I push it away because I”m full, or eat until I become sick? Oh it’s so tasty! But my thighs….augh. Every decision is heaped with portions of self control/self doubt/motivation/and a lack of will power. This is a fight that we will fight for the rest of our lives. My gma said to pay attention and as soon as you see you’ve gained 2 or 5 lbs, get strict, and go back to dieting. The hard part is not gaining those 5 lbs to begin with. The hard part, is staying on plan when you think you have it’ under control’, you can ‘do it on your own’. You don’t need things like the daily plate or spark and maybe you can exercise a little less. Yeah…well. I know I can’t. I can’t do this alone. I can’t do it without 3 fat chicks, without my real life diet buddies, without sparkpeople.com or the other countless resources I use to try and lose and be healthy. I can not walk this road alone. Some say “I’m sure you could if it came down to it.” But it has come down to it, my health is starting to go due to my weight and I have tried so many times alone….it just doesnt’ happen the way it happens when all my supports are in place.
Thanks girls, for being there.