Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but
are unwilling to improve themselves. They, therefore,
remain bound. by .
I got this quote from Rebecca's blog. She and I have become good friends and have even met for lunch! It's great to meet a blogging friend in person. Any of you ever done that?
When I visualize being bound it usually involves ropes and somebody being unable to move. However, a person can be bound to something that nobody but that person knows about.
Anxiety can take on a life of its own. We can start being anxious about being anxious over something.
Are we anxious about the next weigh in?
Are we anxious about the family reunion where all kinds of food will be available?
Are we anxious about getting through the weekend?
Are we anxious about getting into our clothes?
Why? It's not like there's anything new happening.
Aren't we anxious because we have failed so much in the past over these things? We are anticipating another failure rather than becoming resolute about overcoming it. We cower at the scales. We throw our control out the window when we get to the reunion. The stress over eating and drinking all weekend is just too much. We won't even talk about those clothes we would like to wear again.
We are so bound to eating that even before this meal is done that we wolfed down and didn't enjoy we are thinking about the next one and how long we have to wait and what we will have.
My Mom used to say somebody had the "bound to's" meaning determined and having already decided to do something. We talk about people being bound and determined. Those who have experienced how wonderful it is to get to goal weight remember we were bound and determined; we had the bound to's. Today did not revolve around the "if's", "when's", and "maybe's". Today was another bit of time that it was going to take to get where we were bound and determined to go.
If we fall into old behavior patterns (again) are we not bound to them? If a new behavior becomes a priority can we not be bound to that as well?
Are you changing your "bound to's?"