***"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790. (Speeches. Dublin, 1808.)
Thought I would expand upon this from my sister's blog: jensgyrations.blogspot.com
This is a political statement but has relevance for us in our quest for weight loss and maintenance. I am basically a lazy person. Movement is not a natural state for me. I must work at being occupied, productive, and "engaged". Without eternal vigilance, I could very easily weigh 250 lb. again. I would be at the mercy of my appetites and my punishment would be living at the altar of food/eating.
Are we tired of watching the active people succeed? Those people who can't sit still and go for it on a daily basis seem to get so much more out of life - reality check - they do. I have resented those people for their seeming indifference to the things that my life has revolved around. Why should I resent them when they are doing it right and I am on the couch?
Many of us are trying to create new habits - things which come naturally to the forever slim. Many have accepted the fact that this is their lot in life. I know I have. I have found what fits my personality for exercise. I have found an eating plan that works for me.
Friday night I went to a performance which included a buffet dinner. I had lots of salad, baked fish, and green beans. I did not have the mashed potatoes, the bread, or the dessert. I did have a margarita and then had coffee. I went to Jazzercise on Saturday morning and two of my friends who went to the performance with me and had all the carbs weren't in very good shape. One of them was late because she had woken up with diarrhea. The other was lamenting eating too much and then going to bed. I felt great. It wasn't hard at all to pass up the carbs. Being off the carbs for so long has made me somewhat indifferent to them. I don't crave them anymore. It's great. There are donuts and pie in the kitchen right now and I am not tempted. It's great. I exercised this morning and have my 64 oz. of water down. Those two things are great as well.
I hope you are doing great too.