Living in a age of “instant” everything makes it more of a challenge (difficult challenge at that) to be patient with the little by little OR choices.
Everyone wants the faster Internet speeds, the latest & greatest phones which will connect and social media in super-time.
And when the “wheel of death” begins to circle on a video that we want to watch, we are ready to chunk that $1000 phone thru the window!
We get impatient if we must wait in a drive thru line for more than 2 cars ahead of us.
Or if the light doesn’t turn green before we get there.
How does it feel to be put on hold when making a phone call?
Do you find yourself getting irritated when having to count down with the microwave?
We all do.
We have become an instant society.
No patience for waiting.
No tolerance for little by little.
So, yeah, we sure don’t want to wait for weight loss!
Eat that diet plan for 2 days - then get on the scales.
If you don’t see a dramatic loss, do you stick with the plan?
Do the exercises or take the walk for a couple of days.
Clothes don’t fit looser?
Give it up.
But this time, I’m done.
I have chosen the OR
Wait it out
Little by little
Stacy Blair said, “The most important aspect of weight loss is sustainable change.”
- Oh, and if you have not read her story? Please! Click HERE and do so!!!
Talk about encouraging and inspiring!!!
I am 59 years old.
I have gone up and down with my weight my whole life, even as a child.
Weary to the core.
Doing this now is for ME.
To look better to my own eyes when I see my reflection, or when I see a picture of myself.
To feel better.
Because of past times with losing the weight, I know without a doubt or question that I will feel better to be shed of this “extra person” that I am carrying around with me.
And my personal goals?
- I want to walk into a store and buy a shirt that isn’t 4X! Or a pair of pants that at the largest is an XL!
- I want to be able to take a walk with my grandkids, and keep up with them!
- To climb in my truck without having to use an added step.
- To be able to go up a set of stairs without having to stop and deep drag on breath every few steps.
- To have so much room in the seat belt that it is noticeable to me.
- To not be ashamed at the way my face looks in a selfie pic
- and most of all right now? I want to go in to see my doctor for my check up in July 2021 and have her not know me!!! LOL
I don’t mind looking 60 years old, I’ve worked hard and survived a whole lot to get here!
I just don’t want to act older than my 60!
In fact, I want to be able to act and move like much YOUNGER!
It’s up to me
I choose the OR’s
When I am hungry - do I dive right in and eat till my tummy is extended with fullness OR do I drink a glass of water first, then eat a sensible portion of food, considering how many steps I need to take to cover that food?
When I am tired - do I sit on my butt while watching a movie and videos OR do I drink a glass of water first, then watch a 15 minute video of chair cardio while DOING those exercises? Then, I can watch some fun videos, a movie even.
When I am bored - do I go to the kitchen and rummage around for something to eat OR do I drink a glass of water first, then find something constructive to do? Another round of chair cardio? A book to read? A puzzle to work on? A blog to write? A walk to take? Call or message a friend?
Every day we have a hundred, maybe more, OR moments.
What will you choose today?
Will you join me in the OR?
Little by little?
Momma, you're not fat. You're fluffy!
These were the words of my precious little girl one day many years ago. The innocence of a child. The words both stung my eyes, and warmed my heart.