Saturday, September 26, 2015

Excuses, excuses...

Sanders remains the official face of Kentucky ...
Sanders remains the official face of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and appears on its logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 I get asked a lot by friends and readers about what my secret is for my weight loss and "what diet do you follow?" and when I tell them, I usually hear things like "Oh that type of diet doesn't work for me" or  "I don't like those sorts of foods.., I can't go without this or that.."

Well if that is how you feel good luck finding any diet that wont ask you to give something up. None of them are easy or carefree. If you expect to lose weight and still call all the shots about what you will and will not do, you're better off just going and having surgery, and even then eventually you'll gain it back because discipline and sacrifice is the name of the game.

What did they think I was going to say? I took a handful of magic pills? The truth is, no diet is "ideal" and no diet is easy, or without sacrifice. If you're not committed, no diet will work, and you'll find yourself failing time after time because the truth is, you just simply wasn't ready to put the work into it.
Make no mistake it is work. Especially if you 're a mom like me that has to cook food every night for a family that doesn't give a fig about dieting, low carb or weight loss. In fact my entire family considers it almost a punishment when I make a low carb meal for them. It makes it even harder, because when they feel that way, sometimes I feel that way too. Guilt for eating healthy. How messed up is that?

So my question to those that come up with all the excuses is, how bad do you want it?
Also I think it is key to have a good reason for your motivation. For myself, I'd love to be able to get off of high blood pressure medicine. If that isn't possible, I'd love to at least see my blood work show better results with regards to cholesterol. Lastly, it sure feels good to be able to run up a flight of stairs and not feel like collapsing at the top.

Here's the thing. I'm no expert. I can't guarantee a year from now I won't be back where I started from. Because the sad truth is, the big challenge is in keeping it off, and maintaining a healthy weight. That is something I am just hoping that I can figure out as I go. What I do know is that as I go through this process I will keep those that read these posts in the loop and maybe just maybe we can figure this out together.

I love sharing what I do learn and I know that if I, myself want it bad enough, I will find a way. So I guess that is the question I have to keep asking myself as well..
How bad do I want it? My answer right now? Almost as bad as I want a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Gallon of their gravy..the way they used to make it. :P
I guess that was the wrong answer. But hey, at least I'm being honest.


Eva Thomas said...

This is pretty cool.. yeah excuses but I bet I have made them too.. the only thing I know about any of this is I need to fix my lab work and if the Doc says low carb than I will try my best to make it work.. this wasn't the first time she told me to do the low carb.. but what got me the most was 1. my BP was almost normal 2. I had lost some weight.. but yet my labs came back and they were high... Who knows.. I am doing it now and I will see what happens. But bottom line.. in order to have any diet change.. you have to want it!!

Dawn Gagnon said...

That is sooo true, its all about dedication..definitely..if you can't commit to it, no matter what it is, it wont work..but I know you can do it b/c look at what you can accomplish..

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