Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Great Epiphany

So, I'm sure many of you have noticed that I have been mum on the weight loss issue the last few weeks.

Yeah.

That would be because around about Labor Day, I just might have fallen off the wagon.

And I just might have gained back a few of the pounds that I had lost (ok - it was more like 5 of them).

But, I'm back on track now (once again lost 3 of those lbs)!

And I had a great epiphany over the weekend...

Needing/wanting to lose weight isn't necessarily a bad problem to have because it is one that I have the ability to change.

It is much better than say, secretly wanting to strangle a family member every time they ask you why you aren't skinnier when you run so much. Or possibly better than harboring a secret desire to throw your boss's computer out the window so he/she will stop sending you all those emails about late meetings that keep you from your runs.

I now have a new attitude. I'm looking at wanting to lose a few pounds as a good thing compared to numerous other issues that I want to change, but may not have it in my power to easily do so. At least I control what I eat, and have no one but myself to blame if I haven't been the epitome of health lately. But, I also can rely on myself to change that, and I feel good about that.

So, onward to battle that extra weight one little pound at a time!

7 comments:

  1. Take it one day at a time. Each day is a new adventure and a clean slate.

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  2. Right on!

    Now that is PMA - positive mental attitude.

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  3. Good luck and great attitude. I'm losing the battle of the bulge but I think I will wait till marathon days are done to worry about it hard core.

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  4. I can't beleive that I family member would ask such a question! Runners don't always equal skinny! Gotta have the Muscles!!! Great post!

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  5. I'm with you in the battle. I put on more weight with my half marathon training (5lbs) than when I was just running 5k's. Hence I'm back to simple 5k runs.

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