Sorry I had to run in and out earlier today. I have been sooooo productive today
and my daughter and I are trying to get all the "FUN" in we can before she has to go back to college. LOL
She has been kind of puny so while she is sleeping I am working my butt off trying to play catch up around the house. I have been boxing up clothes that I just don't wear anymore and even a few that are too big. I did a bunch of laundry and even cleaned my shower and oven.
When my daughter woke up we decided to go to the movies and we saw "Joe Somebody". It has Tim Allen in it (Tim the tool man Taylor). It was a cute movie. I was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend it for a fun afternoon. One of those few movies for the ENTIRE family. No sex, no murders, no cussing.
Then we shopped for about an hour. I bought 4 sweet little baby outfits that were like 70% off. This weekend I am going to Kansas to see my niece's new baby boy. His pictures are sooo cute. I bought him 2 outfits and my "soon to be" second granddaughter 2 outfits. She is due in February.
Then we met up with my DH for dinner out. I ate a little more than I should...but didn't pig out either. I love it when I come out of an "all you can eat" restaurant and DON'T
have to say... "Ooohhhhh, I ate too much".
Today is Weigh in Wednesday. Let's see... I can weigh the pros and cons of making positive changes in my life.
On one hand I can eat whatever I want and as much as I want ... it is my body.
On the other hand, the price I pay for such a freedom has been obesity, low self esteem, and physical limitations.
On one hand I can sit around the house and complain that I am too fat and out of shape to do anything ... it is true, I am fat.... I can't walk a mile....I can't jog and my knees are too bad to ride a bike.
On the other hand I can quit listing all the many things I can't do and start listing one or two that I CAN !!!!
All I need is a beginning. A walk to the mail box each day
. Raising veggie cans as weights over my head. Dancing in my clumsy way to Richard Simmons...even if it is sitting down.
ANY movement is better than none.
On one hand I can sit and complain that I don't have the money to go to WW or join gyms or buy a treadmill or bike.
On the other hand I could count my blessings that the library has tons of books, including WW books and that walking is free and dancing to the radio is free. Even exercising in my living room is free.
On one hand I can feel sorry for myself because all my family can eat whatever they want and not gain a pound. And to top it off... I get no support for my endeavors.
On the other hand I have all the people here in 3FC to give me support and they understand what it is liketo be fat. Those people who can eat anything don't have clue how you are feeling. I could join WW or TOPS or even start a support group myself.
On one hand I could eat whatever I want and whenever I want and just not care what it does to me....emotionally, physically and spiritually.
On the other hand the "feeling" of peace, and pride, and happiness I have when I abstain from overeating far outweighs the sacrifice.
When I weigh the pros and cons of changing my eating habits and living habits..... I definitely see that following my food plan is a Privilege
not a punishment. It is a blessing not a curse. It is not only good for me...it is good to me.
I exchange swimming for more mobility and flexibility
I exchange shame for pride.
I exchange bloating, gas, and eating till I am sick ... for energy, health, productivity.
I exchange hopelessness for hope.
Yes ... when I weigh the pros and cons.... THE PROS WIN !!!!
I am sorry I gabbed so long that I don't have time to reply to everyone.
I just feel soooo strongly about changing my life. I don't judge my progress merely by what the scales says. I weigh my progress by how far I have come.... physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Love to all..... and I hope you weigh your success by every little baby step you take. Let those baby steps grow into toddler steps and let that success take you on down the scale.