Music: Halestorm – “Amen”
Location: Home Office Desk
It’s the first day of spring. Mother Nature seems to know it too. New growths of green are beginning to pop-up, and bird song fills the air. We’ll be covered in a blanket of yellow pollen before we know it.
Whether we call it Alban Eilir, Ostara, or just the first day of spring, its meaning is the same. New beginnings. This has gotten me thinking about areas of opportunities in my life that could be improved. One such area stands out above the rest — my health.
Not only do I have high cholesterol, but I weigh a staggering 380 pounds. I emotionally eat. This past summer I finally figured out how to lose weight healthily and managed to lose 36 pounds before the Thanksgiving holidays. That’s where things went south. I stopped watching my weight because it was the holidays and I indulged, swearing to myself that I’d get back on the bandwagon after the holidays. After all, how much could I really gain back?
I really shouldn’t have asked that question. Come January I had gained 18 pounds back. That should have clued me in to get back to work on losing weight, but it didn’t. I don’t know why. Here we are in March, and I’ve gained every single pound back. There’s no excuse for it. It’s apathy, plain and simple.
It’s time to do better, and I know it. Starting tomorrow, I’m going back on my weight loss plan. It’s going to be hard, but I have to. My life depends on it.