I’m not much of a joiner and am often found off, doing my own thing or something I have to do for a group in my very own way. What can I say? It’s just not me. I forge a lot of my own paths I suppose.
But I’ve been struggling with something lately. Struggling a lot more than usual that is…and finally had a defining moment of clarity.
As I was checking my very heavy bag to fly home, I looked down and the bag weighed a hefty amount. That hefty amount was just about dead on to the amount of weight I’d like to lose.
And that bag was fricken heavy to lift.
As we went through security to get to our flight, I wondered what carrying that much weight around was doing to my joints? If I lost it, would I notice how much lighter I was? Could I fly if I did? (Ok, I realize I can’t actually fly, but you get the idea.)
I know that life doesn’t start 10 lbs from now, but what if a more energetic life with more clothing options from my favorite stores did and probably does. I think you’d be living under a rock or maybe not just paying attention at all to think that I’m one who isn’t living (and loving) her life, but I also think that there’s a way to do it that doesn’t mean carrying all this extra weight around.
So I joined WW. Yes, I paid the money to join. Now, I know I’m a member of MFP and that’s a great resource and all, but I’m hoping the financial commitment will hold me a little more accountable at the end of the day. Besides, maybe for me it’s not about tracking calories anymore, maybe I just need to get back to the mostly fruits and veggies that I was eating before (when I was almost to my goal). Most of them are “free” points so knowing that I can more or less have “unlimited” amounts of them will pull my diet back that way.
Will this work for sure like it’s worked for so many? I don’t know. But it’s a healthy shot and I’m going to give it my best.
I know some of you out there are working on being more fit and losing some weight for various reasons. If I may ask, what was your “moment”? If you’d like to share it in the comments below, via email to me directly in private or via your own post please do so.
***Please note that this isn’t about how I LOOK. It’s about how I feel in my own skin, how I feel in the clothing I own and about being a healthier me. Also, Frank doesn’t give a damn about how much I weigh. He just wants to be able to wrap his arms around me…and he can. This is for me.***