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Wednesday, Jun 13 2012 - The Road Not Taken

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There is a limit to how much soul searching one person can do. I mean really, what the hell am I looking for? More reasons not to get my act together; More ways to toss and turn at night because I can’t get comfortable; More rationalization that my health really isn’t in jeopardy; More excuses to put off until tomorrow what I damn well know I have to do today?

Being on a diet, trying to change the way I eat and turning good food choices into my lifestyle has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I am addicted to finding the next big thing in dieting; to trying just one more time to lose weight once and for all. I have been there and done that a thousand times and look at me? I am still not healthy. I am still not at the weight I should be. I am the bad cholesterol in my own life.

But I believe I am a positive person so here I am trying again. As often as my weight loss plans fail, at some point I am always ready to jump right back into the fire and start over. I admit that sometimes this never ending, lifelong war I wage with my weight seems doomed. I don’t want it to be, but let’s face it the odds are against me. I will be 58 in a couple of months. I feel those warning words “it gets harder as you get older” laughing at me as my struggle to get control gets harder and harder and harder. Yet the positive person in me is fighting back.

There is still some spunk left in these old bones. I am not ready to throw in the proverbial towel and call it a life. I am not done yet. I am not done trying. I refuse to accept failure. A healthy weight is somewhere in my future. It has to be. The road not taken is paved with defeat and I just won’t go there.

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5 comments so far.


5 years ago

:hi: Grace! You can do this. You have an awesome attitude and your lower weight is waiting for you to get there. Glad you are going to try again. You know you will be happier and healthier with each pound you lose. Come on now and just do it! :love:




5 years ago

Nice blog. I turn 60 in a couple of months. I find that at this age, my reasons for wanting/needing to lose the weight and get healthy are different. I'm not trying to fit into the wedding dress or look good for the reunion. . . I just want to be healthier because I am more aware of the consequences. We can do this!!



5 years ago

Welcome back, Grace. You're not a loser if you fall down -- only if you don't get back up and try again. We've all walked this walk and it's NOT easy. Be kind to yourself and tough at the same time, ya know? :kiss:




5 years ago

You have a great attitude Gracie you can do this!!!!!:thumbu2:

Nice to see your sweet face on here also :)




5 years ago

Hi Grace and welcome back. I just returned recommited myself and returned to the Blogs and Forums. CK posted the following on Facebook recently "You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way". Boy did that speak directly to me. Like you, at 50 I refuse to accept that it is too late or too hard to reach a healthy weight.