Sunday, September 16, 2007
DIET=4 letter word
There's been a lot of diet discussion going on in my life. First several Playfriends decided to go back on Weight Watchers, while I buried my head in the sand and pretended to be too busy to notice. Then my sister and I talked quite a bit about some weight (and attitude) issues we've both been experiencing. Oddly enough for identical twins, they were exactly the same. Imagine that!
During this discussion, I bemoaned a perplexing dilemma. In order to reach my weight loss destination, I have to do the work. But some two year old living inside of me keeps stomping her foot and saying, "I don't want to do the work. I just want the reward." Sad, isn't it? And while I'm procrastinating, my weight is slowly inching up the scale.
I hate it. I hate that I have to do something about this. It's not fair that I've been dealing with my weight since I was 15. Shouldn't I deserve a break by now? I should be able to continue hiding my head in the sand and the weight will just magically melt off.
This rant could continue ad nauseum, but I'll spare you the details....
Well, I'm learning that I have to counteract these little land mines in my mind with more positive thoughts. That's the only thing that will motivate me to move forward (and stop sabotaging the Playfriends with bits of baklava). But even there, I still have to do the work. Talking about it won't make it happen, I have to put in the effort.
Kind of like writing. Thinking about writing and talking about writing are nice. But I'll never write a book if I don't actually write something. I can't submit a blank page. Can't produce anything if I don't put my butt in the chair, put my fingers on the keyboard, and work.
Why does everything have to be so hard? When can I get around to the easy stuff? :)
What do you need to work on today? Mondays are always a good starting day... for diets or whatever else needs that first step. Then another, and another...