Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Changing Me

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -- Helen Keller
I just love this quote..... Isn't it funny that we have to hit rock bottom before we wake up and realize that we even have a problem. I have tried so many "diets" before that I've lost count. And I have never really reached any type of real goal with any of them. So now I am just focusing on changing my daily habits rather than "dieting" alone. I drink water instead of Soda and Tea. I snack on Fruits and veggies rather than chips or candy. I eat my meat grilled instead of fried. It seems simple enough but it's harder said than done.  I love a good greasy Cheeseburger with Fries. And it's hard to make myself "want" a Turkey Sandwich on Whole Grain bread instead of that burger. But I am doing it. With each day that passes now I realize that I am getting stronger and stronger. And I even feel healthier already. I take several vitamins in the morning and I'm drinking water religously. So I have so much more energy to get through my day. And I love that my previous haters are now my best motivators. They give me more strength and ambition than I have ever had before in my life. I guess I just had to hit rock bottom to see that I needed to change. While the changes I have made and are still making aren't easy, they are worth it. Because I see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I know that with fierce dedication I CAN do this. I WILL do this. I MUST do this. For me.


  1. I know just what you mean! You have to take baby steps to change your life. You have to make things habitual so that it isn't an overwhelming struggle every day.

    Don't you wish that every time you turned down a treat or something that you got rewarded automatically? Like, hey that was really hard not having that chocolate. So, don't I deserve to drop a pound right now??!!

    I wish it worked that way.. but over time!
    Keep on!

  2. YOU CAN DO IT! it always starts from a motivation. and the real deal is putting that to a commitment. It is a lifestyle change and I think you are on the right path. There really is no such thing as depriving yourself from occasional junk, other wise you will be miserable! I stopped drinking soda 10 years ago and my husband and I don't eat fast food... very rare we do but when we do, we chose anything grilled and we share the fries. Those changes alone will make you feel so much better and you won't feel so deprived when you want to "splurge". Simple changes and trust me... that turkey burger will taste better over time! Fast/Junk food will always be around, you wont be missing out when you turn away from it from time to time! DITTO... Keep ON!