After two weeks I weighed in last night. I lost 7.50 pounds. I expected more but how often do we get what we expected, or even what we deserve? I will continue to focus on the big picture of where I'm at this time of the year compared to where I was last year at this time. I weigh less, that's good, but I'm not as happy. Therefore instead of dwelling on what can not be changed, I will make a small list for myself the changes I did make in my life or someone else's in a years time. There will always be good and not so good things that crossed my path. I have a few sayings that always puts things into perspective for me.
God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change,
The courage to change the things I can and
The wisdom to know the difference.
Some of you may recognize it and we know where that came from. That tells you there is a particular resource in the realm of things for every cause and affect. Do you have a question, request, problem, illness, hurdle, or situation that stresses your life? Go to the right source. My problem is food and always I need to go to it to eat to live. I should not be living to eat. Pass the lips and to the hips. I truly can accept myself, but I do sometimes get disappointed when the feeling of not being accepted by others becomes an issue. My philosophy is to fall back on a good attitude.
Let's just get right down to the real nitty gritty. Diet, what an ugly word. It doesn't even have a good sound to it diet! My mind and body automatically gets defensive and wants to horde everything I eat. Diets don't work forever, they are only a band-aid for the sore spot. To live everyone has to breath, eat, and move in that order. To lose weight, it all has to be in balance.
Case in point: Breath, (oxygen) the one thing you cannot live without. Eat, (nutrition) the fuel in your body that runs the machine. Move, the motion that sparks the circulation that keeps the body all working together. It would be senseless to keep the gas pump running if the gas gauge is on full. Gauge the food you eat. Would you add anything other than what is required to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently? We do it to our bodies everyday of our lives. Get informed about the proper nutrition your body needs. That secret will give you more mileage and peak performance for the remaining years of your life. Vroom vroom