Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Life has been a series of "beginnings"--many of them ill-fated. When I first investigated SparkAmerica, I felt almost a sense of relief. Starting from 250's doorstep, I wanted a name that reflected where I was at that time, and Newmetoday was already taken. I could have as easily gone to GNUMETODAY--indicative of my punny sense of humor. I do want to know myself because I really don't want to have to do this again.
Beginning means change, and change has never been easy for me--neither has being fat! I'm not sure exactly who said it but it goes something like this: "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Though admittedly set in my ways, I'd really like to explore a new way, a way that will ultimately return me to a "normal" weight and a healthy body.
My retirement funds would look sufficiently different if I'd have invested in my IRAs rather than the variety of programs/schemes/devices I selected to help me lose weight. I can't retrieve those dollars; however, what I've learned is that there is no magic charm to facilitate a life change. Change is good; change is necessary; change will extend my life!