The long term fix
Saturday, September 25, 2010
As sometimes happens, when I am trying to find words of encouragement for others, I stumble onto a gem that inspires me as well. The gem that flowed through my keyboard tonight was that we need to realize that we have to work our weight loss program long term because getting and staying healthy is not a short term issue. So is it any wonder that in the past we have jumped onto the latest weight loss fad only to fall off the program and fail, time after time? Were we looking for long term health and fitness, or just a quick fix to shed some excess poundage? Mostly the latter for me, although I kept doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I always said, "This time it's for good," meaning forever. But forever was never to be because health was not even a consideration when I was younger. I believed in the quick fix, and it always failed me, even into the 100s of pounds. Now I not only believe in the long term, but I am committed to it, one day at a time for the rest of my life. So I guess that's one more positive thing I can pull from my long term plateau.