Yesterday Mertle had an interesting post I wanted to give a shout out to. She did some self analysis using a "Five Stages" approach to a couple of challenges in her life; one of them being weight loss. Take a moment & check her post & blog out here.
Taking inspiration from her, here are my own Five Stages of weight loss...
Denial: I've already eaten 12 ounces of steak, will another 12 really matter? Am I really that over-weight? Nah, give me another 20 ounce hunk oh, and a diet coke please.
Anger: How come I can't fit in this roller coaster car? Why can't I make it through the first hour of the day at this amusement park without my feet killing me? Without needing to sit & take a break? Where is the nearest bathroom with air-conditioning? Oh for heavens sake, how did I get like this?
Bargaining: If I cut back on desserts and snacks I should be OK. Do that and I'll be able to do these things I can't in no time at all; right?
Depression: What the F#@%, I had 2 peanut butter bars instead of 4; just 1 slice of cheese cake versus 2. I mean, I had veggies on my deep-dish pizza - how is it that I am not feeling better? Ah the H&££ with this $±I÷, being fat, being obese sucks!
Acceptance: My wife is losing weight by eating better food versus just less food. She is exercising a little too. So I tried that with her today, just to do something together, just for kicks. Huh, it wasn't that hard. It wasn't necessarily easy but I do feel better today than yesterday. Hmmm, today versus yesterday. That is it! One day, one choice, one change; ONE at a time. I can do this!
What stage are you in?
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!