Why are human beings so stupid??

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2010. It is a program that works!! IF you use it. IF you get off your backside and actually do the work that is necessary to get the results that you want and deserve. I believe in Sparkpeople - now all I have to do is believe in ME to a sufficient degree to get the job done.

I had fiddled around and told myself every lie there is about why I just can't stay on track with healthy eating and getting the exercise that will get the lard off. Yes, I use the term LARD because it is a powerful visual for me - I remember going to the butcher shop when I was a child and seeing the mounds of lard gleaned from the slaughtering of hogs. It's white and shiny and greasy and overall disgusting. And I'm hauling around more than I could ever ever need.

On January 1 of this year I weighed 103 pounds MORE than the day I got married - 103 pounds! That's my whole mother-in-law!!!! AND I fiddled around until I got a diagnosis of Type II Diabetes - not surprising - I'm hauling around a whole other person! - I KNEW I would end up with diabetes - I've talked about it since before my 50th birthday that I'm genetically predisposed ON BOTH SIDES - so what do I do - make sure it is a fait accompli! Job done - I am diabetic!! Well you know what - I'm done. This is the ONLY body I've got and the ONLY LIFE I've got and I plan on living it for a very long time. I've been "on the wagon since the first of the year. The weight is starting to come off - I'm adjusting to eating differently, and shopping differently. I'm learning to test my blood sugar and hope that there will come a time when that won't be necessary. My husband and I are working together to eat better, get more exercise and just plain be better to ourselves.

Humans can be pretty stupid, but can also learn from mistakes and move on. I have learned and am moving on. By the end of 2014 I will have "lost MY MOTHER-IN-LAW" - figuratively speaking and be a much healthier, much happier person with a renewed sense of self-control and self-worth.

Encouragement is welcome!!!
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  • LINZEE118
    I love this blog. It has given me some motivation. Thanks!
    2275 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Great blog! I love it. I already lost one person and gained back a small child which I now need to rid myself of. emoticon
    2667 days ago
    Wonderful blog!
    2667 days ago
    All I can say is AMEN to that - I no longer TRY to lose weight, just work on making better choices more often and while neither perfect nor at my goal, I am a lot closer than I used to be - I started out at MORE than double my weight the day I gave birth to my nearly 10 pound son (literally the MORNING before giving birth, I weighed 163 and at my highest, I weighed 360 - that isn't an extra MIL, that is an extra FOOTBALL PLAYER) You can make it happen and change this if you just start with a few BETTER choices along the way.
    2667 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    2667 days ago
    So proud of you darling!!
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    2668 days ago
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