Isn't there a riddle that goes something like, "can't, can't sitting on a fence watching all the can's go by"? I am going to make somewhat of an issue with that. I think it is meant to shame people who say they can't do something into getting out there and get something accomplished.
There are some things that I have accepted that I CANNOT do even though there are many who can do the same thing without a problem.
I CANNOT keep wine in the house and just drink one small glass in the evening. That lasts for two evening at the most and then I will open the bottle and drink the whole thing. I then have dry mouth and leg cramps at night and worst of all if I drink alcohol I want to eat a whole pizza. I have a sister-in-law who is a stick and she came out one evening and drank four 16 oz. beers one right after the other. She doesn't eat when she drinks and she smokes so I may be better off in the long run but the point is she drinks and is a stick. I drink and will gain weight, lose control, and have a bad attitude. I know this but how many times have I told myself, "I can do it this time"? One of these days I will learn ya' think?
I CANNOT eat very many carbs without getting a craving for them. They actually make me half sick but does that stop me? Not so far.
I CANNOT order a large meal and then take half of it home for another meal. I either make myself half sick on it or just eat the rest of it when I get home. I have a weight lifter son who will solve that problem if he is home and if by some chance I bring some home.I know to just order a small meal and eat it all.
I CANNOT skip exercising. I must exercise at least 3 times a week. More is better but 3 is the minimum or I start feeling lethargic and start slipping up in other areas.
I CANNOT skip drinking plenty of water. I usually end up trying to eat enough to make up for the need for fluids - never a good idea.
There are people who CAN do these things. I will just have to watch them go by while I sit on the fence where I am safe.
Are there things you have accepted that you CANNOT do and be successful?