A healthy living confession

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I have a confession, OK wait – I have a number of confessions to make. Weight loss is not something new or foreign to me.

I’ve been overweight, I’ve lost weight, and I’ve been overweight, and I’ve lost weight. In 2007 I decided to make losing weight a priority. It took approximately a year, but I lost over 50 pounds.

I must confess:

  • My weight loss did not happen with a pill.
  • My weight loss did not happen due to some really cool food/diet plan.
  • My weight loss did not happen because I decided to stop eating.
  • My weight loss did not come in a box.
  • My weight loss did not come easy
  • My weight gain was no one’s fault but my own. No one force-fed me my food.

Most who talk about weight loss failure talk about the wrong vision. Most are too busy trying to place blame instead accepting responsibility.

I must confess:

  • I still fight to keep my weight off every moment of my day.
  • I will not expect to lose the weight in a fraction of a time it took to gain it.

Most who talk about weight loss failure hate to talk about it all together.

I must confess:

  • It wasn’t easy losing weight, it is by far one of my toughest accomplishments
  • I put in A LOT of hours of hard work, dedication, research, control and emotional investment into losing my weight.
  • My weight loss became a part of me and my lifestyle, not just something I did.

Most who talk about weight loss failure are jealous of those who succeed.

I must confess:

  • I was jealous too, but I used that jealousy to fuel my fire.
  • I learned that anything worth doing, is worth doing again until I get it right.
  • I stopped comparing myself to others and their weight – it was about me, not them.

I said IS not WAS. My weight loss continues everyday.

I must confess:

  • I’m not perfect. I still eat take-out, have an occasional alcoholic beverage, and YES I do eat fatty foods.
  • I have learned the art of control. I control what I eat, not the other way around.
  • I do have good days and I do have bad days – keeping them in balance alleviates my stress.
  • I do not blame or punish myself for a moment or moments of weakness.
  • After all I am human

The ebb and flow of my life and my eating habits do not exist in a bubble. No matter what you see, hear, touch, read, apply, or believe in, weight loss success boils down to one simple concept:

WILL – The will to keep going. It is the strong-willed that succeed.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

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