10.21.2009

Climbing out of your well dug hole.

I hope this post doesn't come off too rough.
I don't intend it to.
I read Jack's blog today.
He talked about digging vs. climbing.
You're down there with your shovel (spoon)
digging for all your worth.
Deeper, and deeper, and deeper into a hole.
It's hard work. Not backbreaking.
Heartbreaking.
I read today somebody has dreamed of being thin since they were young.
It broke my heart.
I know what the invisible wall feels like.
The well dug hole.
It gets so dark that you will listen to anybody.
Just try this pill, it will speed up your metabolism.
Try this diet, you will never be hungry, you can eat all you want. The weight will FALL OFF.
So you dig in those directions.
But you keep hitting bedrock.
They don't go anywhere.
You hear faint voices overhead saying...whispering....
Eat fewer calories, eat more vegetables and fruit....stop using food as your source of happiness...
Exercise at least 3-5 days a week....
You look at your shovel, you think of HOW HARD YOU'VE BEEN DIGGING.
If I lay this shovel down and I succeed, what will that say about the years I've wasted.
The years I spent dreaming instead of Doing.
This shovel is all you have.
This shovel is all you know.
The voices above say "You have to start climbing."
You say "But I have this big frickin' shovel."
They say "You have to put down that shovel to climb out".
Don't waste one more year.
The first step is the hardest...
You can do it though.
You say "I don't know, I don't think I can."
The voices say "We didn't think so either".
Every person who has succeeded at this weight loss thing, they have done it by doing.
We have all dreamed of being thin, but we kept waiting for a miracle.
You see...I never thought it could really be that simple.
Eat fewer calories, move more?

It is that easy.
I just had to put down my shovel.

I ate 1610 calories, did 10 minutes on a rowing maching, 50 minutes on the precor and stretched. Still climbing.

Hugs,
Chris

7 comments:

bluenotes said...

I've always been overweight, usually by like 20 pounds, nothing very drastic- but it's true, i've been digging myself into this hole for 19 years. can you imagine digging a hole for 19 years? how friggin' deep it would be? that's why i don't want to wait any longer. the longer i wait, the deeper this hole gets.
you are doing so well with eating & exercising & you're truly and inspiration. <3

Hanlie said...

Another fabulous post! You really are a good writer and an inspiration.

I read a quote the other day that really made sense to me: "In order to change the way you look, you have to change the way you see."

Roxie said...

Incredible post, C. You are a sage, my dear.

South Beach Steve said...

Great post! So many people are looking for an easy way out, but they just keep digging themselves deeper in the hole.

By the way, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog a few days ago.

Melissa said...

you are such a good writer! I'm so glad I found your blog!

Becca55 said...

Thank you for this beautifull inspirational post!

Christine said...

This almost made me cry. And it's so, so true. How did you know *my* story? ;)