Laura and Sandi, what you guys wrote really made me think! Excellent comments!
I've never thought about it from that perspective before! That's really a really powerful thought, the fact that every day I stay in the behavior that keeps me overweight, it's like giving away 1 day of the future life I want to "someday" have.
The one time I was successful at losing a significant amount of weight, i had one of those "lightning bolt" moments where I looked in the mirror and suddenly had to do something. Now I weigh much more than my original top weight, but I haven't been able to really dig deep inside and find the discipline and the enthusiasm. I can't seem to even get tough with myself sometimes.
But there is always a reason to be encouraged! When that sun rises tomorrow morning, it is a new day! What is that old saying, A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! I know what I need to do, and for every day that I do it, I get just that much closer to health and happiness!
Bless you guys! I can relate to what you've said!