Sunday, June 06, 2021
I just wonder if slender people waste the same amount of time thinking about their diet and weight as I do. I find myself constantly thinking about how heavy and fat I feel and how tight clothes fit and what I should and shouldn't be eating or doing. I need to stop and just focus right now on the current moment I find myself in and do what needs doing - which often doesn't have anything to do with how much I weigh. My last blog was about the Pandemic Silver lining but I also have know that there have been huge downsides to the Pandemic and one big one for me is that I justify watching TV because we were sheltering in place. I never used to watch that much TV and it is hard getting out of the habit, especially when hubby has the same bad habit and he considers "watching TV together" quality time.
I used to hike after work during these long summer days. I used to work on my deck garden, I used to work on a craft project. I used to be productive, now it seems like I can't finish anything I start - including losing weight. Heading over to care for my mom every 2 weeks has not helped BUT - I know I can make better choices and be more productive with my time and cherish the moments I have with my mom. So I have a choice, I can lament and make excuses and keep watching TV and being lazy and keep gaining weight. Or, I can tackle each obstacle as it comes, focus on what I need to do for the moment, stay positive, and get feeling like I'm in control. That is a start and the weight will take care of itself.