Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope you are feeling well and ready to meet the day and the week ahead. Monday is a great opportunity to set your goals in motion, to start all of the things that you said you would “when Monday comes”
You know, like dieting…
Well, we have all said it.
We have all thought it.
And we have all failed because this:
Soon turns into this:
Because we as a breed of people will do anything to escape the hardship of not having what we want. We will postpone, we will excuse, we will procrastinate and we will cheat because we think NO ONE is looking.
To be honest they probably aren’t.
However, lets face it, the only one we let down is our own self so why should anyone else really care.
They aren’t the one that has to face us in the mirror. They aren’t the one that has to come home on a Monday evening knowing that because we have eaten poorly at lunch and stopped for a fast food meal after work that our diet never made it past that smoothie we had for breakfast.
They aren’t the one wasting £50 per month on a gym membership that is not being used. They aren’t the one who still can’t run for that bus. They aren’t the one who can’t sit still on a cool day without perspiring. They aren’t the one who is unable to walk to the shops to pick up some groceries because their legs simply won’t carry them.
No, WE are.
We are the ones who suffer with eating high sugar, high carb, high fat foods just to sate some desire in order to crush some kind of issue that has been following us for years.
We are the ones who cannot bear to look ourselves in the mirror because WE are the ones that fail, NOT them.
We carry the burden.
We carry the shame.
But WE can make the change.
Did you know a year ago yesterday I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy weight loss operation. Friday March 13th 2015.
In that time I have lost 116lbs, 53kgs, 8stone 4lbs.
Yes it is a achievement but I have to confess (and it wasn’t until I had a conversation with my mother yesterday that I realised this) I am starting to slip back into my bad old ways. No, I am not eating take away’s or having Pizza’s delivered. No I am not eating processed foods or having chips (fries) with everything.
I am starting to allow biscuits and chocolate back into my diet and I don’t like it.
Years ago I would have said this:
But fortunately I don’t actually have junk food in the house (or any that I did have is now long gone) so I have no excuse to leave it until a specific day. I simply have to acknowledge the fact I have “let my halo slip” a little and that I am to get back on the straight and narrow.
After all, if I don’t what was is the point of reaching the magnificent goal of being a year out of surgery and being considerably smaller and fitter than I have been in many years if all I do is delay that fact that I have a problem until the coming Monday because of all manner of silly reasons.
That is no way to be an inspiration, no way to be a role model and most of all, no way to LIVE MY LIFE.
My name is Cameron. I am a year out of surgery and because I am not infallible I don’t deserve a fanfare or congratulations for today, no I need to resume my healthy lifestyle once more and I need to do it right away and prove once more that if I can do it, then so can you…
Stay out of the fridge.