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.
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.