I know how to keep my body at a healthy weight.
I really can’t explain why, but for the last several weeks, even maybe few months, I have just eaten anything I wanted to eat. I have a friend who is faithful on a “see food diet”. He explains that when he sees food and is hungry he eats it. Maybe I have joined him on this path.
But for me, my clothes are fitting tighter and yesterday when I finally got up the courage to step on the scale I had no way of denying that I had gained ten pounds.
In an effort to shock myself I calculated that if I gain two pounds a month for ten years and add that to my current weight I will weigh three hundred and eighty five pounds. I’ll let you do the math if you are interested in what I weigh today.
So, it is easier to lose ten pounds than two hundred and forty. Therefore, today, I paid attention not only to what I was eating but also how much. I have renewed my friendship with water. I resurrected an old habit of walking on the treadmill.
I have a history of being successful with this agenda when I set my mind to it.
I remember, when I was studying nursing, spending some time on a Unit titled TOPS. This acronym stood for Take Off Pounds Sensibly.
As I witnessed the challenge of this program I reckoned that a choice has to be made between being hungry or fat. It’s just that simple.
Now I know there are many nutritional marketers that say you don’t have to be hungry to be healthy. I also know there are many people who struggle with obesity for reasons other than personal choice.
Let me just say for me, today, I am choosing to be hungry.
I hope no one asks me why I wrote this blog because I have no reason to write it and no reason to think anyone will be interested in reading it.