Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Preparing for a gain

How does one do this. How do we prepare for a gain? Obviously it is a mental thing. We have to overcome the feeling of complete failure. In this case I do not feel at all like a failure. I know what I did and I know what I did not do. I need to get back on track. I wrote about life getting in the way on my last post mainly because I knew that life would be getting in the way for a few weeks. I have no problem with that. It's life, and moreover it is the lifestyle. I may be a good weight watcher on day and not the next or in the case one week and then not the next. Ultimately it is part of the lifestyle to have some bad days and maybe even a bad week. I just cannot forget what has allowed me to lose 80 pounds.

I also have not been feeling particularly motivated. Hopefully I can change all that this week. Lets talk for a minuted about motivation though. I am figuring out that it is motivation that gets people to their goal. That is why this journey is such a difficult one. Motivation is not something that is easy to come by, it come and goes. I can be there as strong as anything you have felt first thing in the morning and by noon it is gone. Try as we might to look at what originally motivated us we may not be able to see it. In my case, I can do more now with my son and feel so much better. But really I know I am still not at a healthy weight. I have a long way to go. I am still a prime candidate for heart disease and diabetes and other weight related illness.

This week will be better.

2 comments:

Devin said...

What's up champ? I am bad and don't check the blog every day but I do come in every couple weeks and read everything I've missed. You are a true inspiration and are kicking ass and taking names!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Matt! Thanks for sharing the blog site. Consider this a "trick to the 'ole metabolism"...doing things differently for a couple of weeks. Now your body has no idea what's coming next...a great time to get refocused, regrouped, clean sweep your living spaces and start fresh. You have removed more weight than many people are ever capable of removing...now we just have to get you adjusted to living life as a lighter and lighter person. That just takes time...not a thing wrong with you...you have just spent a larger percentage of your life living from "crave", that's all. You are such a positive force for all the people in our meetings. Thanks for being an incredible member!! Happy 4th and take care of you!
-Cristina