Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

it ain’t easy

It’s been well over a month since I jumped on the bandwagon of healthy living.   I have lost the proverbial 15 pounds.    You know, that 10 or 15 pounds that you seem to lose and then gain and then lose again only to find it somewhere down the road.  It is most aggravating to me.

I know that it is important that I take care of my body and being overweight is not healthy for a number of reasons.  I know what to do.  It isn’t a matter of not knowing.  I have read more articles and books than even I care to admit to.  UGH!  Reading and doing are NOT the same thing.

Here is what usually happens.  I begin with all sorts of determination.  I decrease my food intake and increase my exercise.  I give myself a pep talk and I blanket it all in prayer.

A couple of weeks go by.

I step on the scale and ……..yup, I have gained weight.  Oh, I know the whole muscle weighs more than fat and it takes awhile.  Blah blah blah.  Yet this can derail me.

If it doesn’t……..

It is a lot of work to eat healthy.  I think more about my food when I am trying to lose weight than any other time.  About this time, things crank up and my schedule gets even wilder.  I don’t have the time to cut up all the veggies and stir fry my meat — this can derail me.

If I am side stepping those bumps in the road, then it is only a matter of time before the pressure kicks in and my body begins to scream for freedom from this healthy scene.   I want a piece of chocolate or that yummy pecan roll that someone brought to work.

Currently I am on the carbohydrate addicts diet.  It really isn’t so much a diet as a new way of eating food.  It works for me.  I feel great BUT it does get old.

Carbs are my comfort food.  No doubt about it.  Upset — bring on the mashed potatoes or pasta.  I love carbs.  My body wants carbs.   Carbs are a great feel good food.

So the next thing that can derail me is pain.  When I am in pain (physical or emotional) my body has a complete hissy fit — demanding that I give it what it needs to feel a release from the hurt.

This time, though, it is different.

I have had all of the above situations happen and I am still pressing on.  This is uncharted territory.  To God be the glory!

I  stuck it out when the scale went up.  I am grateful to God for the encouragement that came my way during that time.

I make time for food preparations.  Yes, I have even scheduled it in a few times.

I have guarded my schedule and made decisions that worked best for sticking with the plan.

I have looked physical and emotional pain in the eye and refused to turn to food.    This  last one was the huge test for me.

So I will continue to blanket this in prayer and take it one day at a time.  Maybe one meal at a time.

One thing is for sure — it ain’t easy!

til next time


June 12, 2011 - Posted by | just thinking about stuff, weight loss | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. So far, so good. You can do it. This time IS different.

    Comment by Pastor Curt | June 13, 2011 | Reply

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