So, it’s a new year. And like millions of other people, I have resolved to
go on a diet… lose weight… get in shape…. I’m going to stop myself there. Here’s my real goal: I want the pain to stop.
Weight Watchers, which is a great program that focuses on healthy eating and wholesome habits, talks about “finding your why”. I have dozens of reasons that I want to do this. That I need to do this. But tonight, honestly, it’s just about making the pain stop.
I am morbidly obese. This last year has shown me that this burden is going to get harder as I age.
- My feet hurt; I’m still struggling with plantar fasciitis.
- My knee hurts: I have a torn meniscus.
- My breathing is not great: I’m recovering from the flu, but also just fat.
- My back hurts.
- My hips ache.
So, I’m starting the new year with the first post of what I hope to be at least 52 weeks of changes. They won’t be big or exciting. But they’ll be important.
A friend posted this on her Facebook wall tonight, and I liked it enough to steal it.
I think this is a good focus for the week.
This week I am going to focus on:
- Not having Frapachinos in the morning (caffeine withdrawal as well as sugar)
- Eating my prepared food
- Walking at lunch
Gaaaa! Anyone of those could be a weekly focus. I think this is one of my problems for sustaining… it feels like I have to do everything, when the truth is that it’s all about the little steps.
None the less, I am going to work on these and next week I’ll report back.