Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Oh Mr. Jefferson, how right you are. And this is why I’m “starting over.” Because for about the past month, I’ve been going at this once again with the wrong attitude. Instead of encouraging myself to really watch what I’m eating, I simply go for “good enough.” And instead of pushing myself to work out, I’ve made it all seem like a huge chore. I’ve been sabotaging myself.
I suppose my first step was recognizing what I was doing to myself; realizing that the weight wasn’t going to just magically disappear. While yes, I know this is an obvious fact, I guess I was hoping for a lot of instant gratification. I thought that as long as I kind of sort of change things, then maybe that was all I needed. I was wrong, and I’m freely admitting that.
Being as young as I am, I have the opportunity to change my life completely, and I don’t want to let that slip away. I need to accept that it’s going to take work and dedication, and I need to allow myself to know that it’s okay to be frustrated sometimes. These past months, I have wasted so much time. I think of how much weight I could have lost had I really gotten focused, and I just want to kick myself for letting time get by without progress.
So, everyone, I’m starting over. I’ll be re-writing my “goals” page to accommodate the time I’ve lost, and I’ll be starting anew. Tomorrow I will weigh in, and I will accept that I’m probably around 288lbs again. We’ll see. Whatever the number is, I know it’s not going to be that high for long.
I hope everyone has a fantastic week. I’m excited that this is only a 4 day work week for me. I will have Friday thru Monday off. Can’t even begin to explain my excitement.