Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It's time for a change...
I've made changes in the past and modified my diet, exercise, etc... but I usually don't stick with those changes for long. My love for chocolate and sweets is great, and my old habits return quickly. After a yearbook committee meeting yesterday morning at the quaint "Crane Hollow Cafe" I realized that everyone around the table was healthy, active, and looked different than me. I desire that healthy lifestyle, not because I want to "look like" the other ladies, but because years of sweets and overindulging has resulted in 20 extra pounds, high cholestrol, a mouth full of cavities, and plenty of excuses.
So, yesterday I walked 3 miles around the lake, I watched the squirrels and prairie dogs play, and I gave a lot of thought to what I am putting into my body, and what changes I can make to ensure a healthier life. At the beginning of the summer I lost 12 lbs. and was exercising and felt great. Quickly I started eating my favorite cookies and candy and have regained it all.
If I start a new plan will I gain it all back once again? What if I don't stick with it, and put on more weight? Do I want to do Wieght Watchers and will I be able to cook "normal foods" for my family and lose weight on my own? I don't know the answers to those questions yet, but what I do know is that any reason not to start making changes is just an excuse. I'm done with excuses, and ready to turn over a new leaf.
It's time for a change!
at 8:48 AM