Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Addiction

When a smoker decides to stop smoking they remove cigarettes from their lives. When an alcoholic decides to stop drinking they remove alcohol from their lives. The first thing these addicts do is remove all the cigarettes or alcohol from their home.

When a person has an eating disease they cannot remove all food from their lives. Food cannot just be removed and avoided. At least three times a day we need to face our addiction, making sure to take just a little bit of our "drug". Can a smoker take just one puff? An alcoholic one sip?

You may think I'm going too far, being too dramatic. You must be healthy. I was once healthy too. I started gaining my weight slow and steady after the birth of our second child. I'm only 4'11" and am now carrying a whole lotta weight. It's not a matter of looking just so anymore. I really need to get healthy.

At this time I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or any other problems that obese people have. I feel blessed about that but I know it's only a matter of time.

I've tried to lose weight before with some success. Eventually I'd give up because the weight wouldn't come off fast enough or a million other excuses I don't have time to type.

Now I'm going to try something new... I'm announcing to everyone (well, anyone who will read this) my desire to lose weight. Well, I hope to lose weight anyway. Maybe the fear of public failure will be just what I need.

Typing this post alone is a huge step for me. It really is embarrassing. I'm trying not to picture all the faces of family and friends reading this... not to mention any faces I've never seen before.

Although I can really pack it away at times, I think my biggest problem is I don't move. So there's where I will start. Starting today I will take a 30 minute walk every day.

My Plan: Every Wednesday I will post an update... successful or not.

My Weekly Weight Loss Challenge: take 30 minute walk everyday.

Wish me luck, People, here I go... again.

1 Friends Commented:

Paulette said...

love you! i'd walk right by your side if i wasn't 2 hours away:( so how about i walk!