Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Interested or Committed?

I belong to Crossings Book Club and saw this interesting looking book there a month or so ago, so I bought it. It's called 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. I finally pulled out to look at it a couple days ago. I'm finding it very intriguing. It's basically a motivational book for weight loss, but there is so much more than that. Buying the book allows you to sign up for some great downloads including journal pages that go with the book. The website has a ton of great stuff even if you don't need the downloads including a Diet Quiz to help you figure out what type of diet works best for you.

The thought for Day 2 has really been sticking with me so I felt I needed to put it in to words. It basically asks if I am interested in loosing weight or am I committed. Hmm, I had never really thought of it like that before.

Of course, I'm interested. I'm about 60 pounds overweight. I've been carrying this extra weight around since I had my first son. I used to be athletic & thinner. I used to wear clothes that were five to six sizes smaller than what I do now. I used to be able to TUCK in my shirt & not feel self-conscious of my belly. I used to be able to shop in the regular woman's department at stores. Now I look...well, we won't go there.

However, I have made no progress on this weight loss goal of mine. I may loose a pound here or there but it always creeps back on - plus some more. I know what I need to do to loose weight. I need to exercise more & eat less. I need to eat healthier foods & cut out the junk & sweets. I KNOW what I need to do, but I don't do it.

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. ~Romans 7:15 (NIV)

So, if I am committed to loosing weight, then I have no excuse. I'll do it. There will be nothing to stop me. I'll do what I know I should do. I'll exercise every day. I'll eat more fruits & veggies. I'll cut out the sweets. I'll get healthy. Day 3 was about just doing it - no excuses.

I figured out that I AM committed. Now to reap the rewards of that commitment.


  1. Lisa -this rings true to me. I have been thinking along the same lines. I did gain 14 lbs with no reason in 6 weeks(doc suspects thyroid and menopause) BUT I need to keep committed to not just weight loss really but a healthy lifestyle....even when the scale moves up - I need to be COMMITTED to eating right and being active.

    I began 4 miles of fast walking....trying to do something every day. LOL

  2. It definitely takes a commitment, doesn't it. WAY TO GO!


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