Saturday, February 20, 2010
I think I'm growing up and beginning to learn patience -- ditching my old desire for instant gratification. Always before, when I've tried to lose weight, I have been impatient, and became discouraged if I didn't lose several pounds in a hurry. Now I'm finding that I can be pleased with a four-pound loss in five weeks. I know I'm heading in the right direction on the weight issue, and I'm also finding that the other benefits of healthier eating and regular exercise are pretty rewarding. To speak of "growing up" at age 66 is pretty weird, but I think that is what is happening. For the first time I'm taking a mature attitude toward developing healthier habits and accepting the fact that it doesn't happen overnight. So please celebrate with me my loss of four pounds and my gain of new maturity, greater energy, and the self-control to stick with my plan! Let's all congratulate ourselves for doing it right this time!