January 27, 2010 By april
Did you know that last year, I got all the way down to 142.6 lbs? Did you also know that currently, I’m sitting at 150lbs. What happened, April? Well, let me tell you. I took a break. I spent a bit of time annoyed with myself for letting myself actually GAIN what took me so hard and forever to lose. How could I be a role model to others, if I let myself GAIN weight? What was I doing here writing for this site if I couldn’t get a handle on what could very quickly become out of control?
Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you this because I’m human. I needed a break, and my break lasted longer than it should have. And I got down on myself because I’m human. I questioned my abilities to write and to be a positive influence because I still have insecurities about who I am, and how far I’ve come and who I want to become as a result of this weight loss journey. I have insecurities because I’m human.
As are you.
Look, we’re rethinking our shrink here. It is time that we realize that this journey isn’t about weight loss. This journey is about making healthy choices so we can live healthier lives and set an example for those around us. Just by being here, it is possible for every last one of us to be a inspiration to someone else so that THEY may live a healthier life. Weight loss is just a benefit of this journey, and there are going to be times when you have a bad week. And yes, you may get down about it, but instead of hanging onto that let down, learn from it and use it. The destination (your goal weight) isn’t what matters here, it’s the JOURNEY that matters. The “what you learn” and “how you get there”…they are what’s important.
So, I’m asking you to take a deep look within yourselves. ARE you rethinking your shrink? Are you focused on your journey? Are you taking the time to learn how to enjoy the journey. If not, then I ask you, challenge you, dare you, whatever it takes to get you to refocus yourself. Find a sister(or brother). There are plenty of us that will give you a swift kick in the ass. MAKE some time for yourself to just sit an BE…figure out what you need to do. I don’t care how you do it, just do it, refocus and move on. Because I promise you that if you focus on the journey, if you rethink your shrink, the shrink WILL happen. I promise you. And if you doubt me, just tell me, I’ll find you, and give you a good pop, mkay?
Now, you may carry on.