Throughout my life I have often reflected on Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity and applied it to my own life struggles. Let me share…
“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
At this point in my life, the definition couldn’t be more applicable. There is always a skeptic. And believe me when I say, I was one of them. I am running into them daily, sometimes the same skeptic day after day. Some people think I am starving myself to death. Other’s think this has got to be the most risky, unhealthy thing I have ever tried, to lose weight. However, I hold my head up high, turn my skinny lil’ ass around and walk away knowing that every weight loss program I attempted in the past, simply did not work. Sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith – stop doing the same things over and over trying to reach that goal. Because every time we do it, we get the same result. I had come to the conclusion that I had just wrecked my metabolism, my body would never be beautiful again, and I was just destined to be a skinny girl in a fat body. Which, ultimately, made me throw away any healthy life pattern I had – I was destined for obesity and all the chronic health problems that go along with that. Not a pretty picture to carry around in your soul. That fat girl is going to stay in the form of a photo in my wallet – for future reference.
I know the skeptics are thinking I am going to gain all my weight back, just as quickly as I lost it. I know I am not. I have heard the testimony of people that are now able to happily (and easily) consume 1800 calories a day – indulge in the odd burger and fries, and maintain their goal weight within 2 pounds. That my friends, is amazing. Cause sometimes, life just throws a Bacon Double Cheeseburger at you – and you just have to eat it 🙂
I also know I won’t allow myself to gain that weight back. I’ve educated myself on many things healthful in the last 5 years. Healthy lifestyle, exercise and nutrition is so important to me, and I have always been passionate about it. Now that I have finally released the fat from my body I am excited to get started with weight training and toning up. I’m 20lbs lighter, and running will be so easy now.
If I knew 12 years ago what I know now about diet and nutrition, this would never have happened to me. And that my friends is why my weight will never creep up on me again. I know how to eat healthy – I did before I started this program. I know about antioxidants and supplements – I took them before. The only thing that will be different after I reach my goal weight is that I am a butterfly now. An informed butterfly with confidence and know-how. I’m passionate about inspiring others – helping others transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly and be the best that they can be. This has changed my life.
Okay…cut the crap already…
I weighed in at the same today 168lbs. I’m taking one for the team and experimenting with an apple day. I just want to see what happens. I’ve survived off worse things than apples in a day. I hear others have had to do it – and it jump started weight loss again. I’m IN! I really want to reach my goal 🙂
Keeping skinny, until next time….