Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Slowly but surely beats fast and furious...every time!
Slowly but surely…..hummm….I think I like fast and furious better! But that’s not the way of successful weight loss now is it? I have lost 1,000’s of pounds but have not been very successful in keeping them off in the past. I lost 60 pounds back in 2008 and gained back about 40 of that. So I have been able to keep some of that weight from returning but now I am working on really getting down to my “goal weight”.
Since the first of this year I have lost 14 pounds and since buying my Fitbit I have lost 7 of those pounds. I want to say I am really determined this time but I have said that before ….and failed. So I will just say that I am taking it “one day at a time” and that is all I can really handle anyway. It is the same as with alcohol – I have a daily reprieve contingent on my spiritual condition. Based on that, a few other things I have had to do, and the “one day at a time” philosophy I have been able to stay clean and sober for over 20 years. Surely I can somehow incorporate that into my compulsive overeating and be successful at this as well. I think what has helped me to keep some of this weight off was finally admitting that I AM a compulsive overeater and that one bite of whatever it may be will only set me on a downward spiral. Just as sure as I can’t have 1 drink, there are some foods that I don’t need to have 1 of either. I haven’t quite conquered that concept yet but I am working on it. Overeaters anonymous meeting have greatly helped me to understand myself and my eating habits. And it is great to be able to share how I feel with others who understand. People who don’t struggle with this issue sometimes can’t quite grasp the concept of being a compulsive overeater. And they even think the idea of meetings for such a problem is strange! I have even had people laugh in my face and say, “they have meetings for that?” But that is okay, to each his own. I know what works for me. And like I have always heard, if it is working, why stop doing it!!
And as I have said so many times before though - I won’t quit. I won’t give in. I won’t!! I just won’t!! It may take me one year or several years to get this done but I will do it. And if I can motivate others along their journey – then so much the better!
MAKE it a great day friends!!