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Have you every noticed.. . . . . . .

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

that in our pursuit to be healthy, lose weight, get stronger that much of what we do is just like a child.

For instance: a child wants to play with an outlet and we tell them no, yet they go back time after time. Over time the frequency of these visits lessen as the child learns that no matter what the response is always no but they keep testing the parental figure none the less.

In weight lose our body tests us just the same, as does life. We work on eating healthy, egg white omelets, fish with a large salad, chicken breast with steamed veggies and some brown rice and for a while it works but then something happens and it stops working as well as it had. That is our body saying 'Hey, excuse me but I'm bored, I need something else" so we change it up a bit and yet this pattern persists on repeating itself.

We all learn over time what works and what doesn't but how long does it take anyone of us the learn this process. For some it is easy because they track everything, they even journalmaking it easier to spot the weakness and correct the pattern getting the scale moving again. For others it takes more digging to figure these things out.

Ultimately in the end weight lose like life is an ever changing landscape and you have to be the willow tree that bends vs the sturdy oak.

I've bent and I've stood sturdy and sometimes its works and other times it doesn't. Either way I am happy and love me as I am this moment as I've created this me. Yes, I desire to see less in the mirror, to wear smaller clothes, to see a smaller number on the scale and yet I could happily stay here for the duration of life. Will I stop trying, stop pushing for change, no because I learn more about me and my body by constantly trying and what good is living if we aren't learning, growing and changing.
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  • no profile photo CD13099273
    Absolutely! Wonderful analogy - just like the box of Chocolates. I to bend and sometimes I am strong but either way I am always happy! : ) Hugs LIL Racer emoticon
    2753 days ago
  • GLMOM2
    Well said.

    I am still "digging" deeper to find things out. I am beginning to wonder if where I am at is where I am supposed to be. Sure I have this dream of being in the upper 140's-mid 150's. At the moment, I am comfortable on where I am at. I fit into my smaller clothes & feel comfortable in my own skin. That has to mean something, right?

    Am I going to stop going for my ultimate goal? NO! I just know I'll get there. Slow & steady wins the race and in the meantime I'm going to continue being happy in my own skin! emoticon

    Thanks for sharing this!
    2760 days ago
    So true. How wonderful that you are happy and love yourself. Keep living. :)
    2761 days ago
    Being happy and wanting more - YOU GO GIRL!!
    2761 days ago
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