I keep up with several weight loss bloggers by reading their blogs (duh) and by following them on Twitter and Facebook. Sean Anderson has been blogging at Losing Weight Every Day for some time now. He’s also written a book which will be released soon. It’s called Transformation Road-My Trip To Over 500 Pounds and Back and I look forward to reading it. Not only does Sean put great stuff out there on his blog, but his Facebook status updates give me something to think about. He posted one on Sunday that was just fantastic IMHO. I sent him a message asking if I could quote him here and he graciously gave me permission. Here’s the quote:
Past weight loss attempts always seemed as fragile as the thinnest glass. Instead of protecting my resolve and trying to strengthen it, I would look for excuses and rationalizations to let it shatter. The hailstones of whatever emotional or circumstantial storm weren’t avoided, instead they were caught and used to break the burden of responsibility—releasing me back into a state of careless behavior. And it was OK to me, because I was a storm victim. Not caring was much easier, even though it made my life much harder.
His quote describes me before I made a real commitment to weight loss, health and wellness. Bad day at work? Binge! Argument with hubs? Binge! Unnamed fears? Binge! Feeling overwhelmed? Binge! So happy about something I can’t stand it? Binge!
It wasn’t until I learned to separate my food choices from the rest of my life that I began to release the extra weight that was keeping me from living that life to the fullest. I’m still a work in progress and I hope to always live in a state of perpetual improvement. But I’m happy with where I am today and I hope for the same tomorrow.
One day at a time.