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!!!