Saturday, July 6, 2013

Some People

If knowledge alone was enough to combat the 'habit' for everyone, no one would still be in practice mode. For some people, knowledge is enough to make the changes. That was not me.

Some people put down the dessert plate without another thought. That was not me.

Some people expect perfection. That was me.

Some people get it immediately. That is not me.

Some people do this with an eye towards bathing suit season or wedding or a reunion. That's not me.

Some do it with a mindset toward developing a permanently changed healthstyle and accept that bumps do not mean the road is closed. That is me.

They understand the importance of seeking help in pushing through their personal demons before they focus on the real solutions. That was not me for a long time.

For some the use of food helped them cope or even survive something else in their lives, even though they were not aware of it at the time.  That was me.

Some people, despite knowledge and awareness stumble and fall - maybe more than once. When they stumble they may be blessed to learn something from their different vantage point and apply it to the next time bumps appear in the road. This is me.

Some people are no longer present. They never learned that a topple onto their ass does not end of the world. They don't get up or keep going. I am still here. You are reading this. You are still here.

We are all capable of being some people. I want to be me. I have to be me. I may not always get it right but I get better each time I take advantage of where I am and learn from it.



Unknown said...

Hi Jane! Lots of wisdom up there today. I don't know how to explain to a person what change is necessary to make lifetime changes except that it is something very deep down inside that permeates your entire lifestyle--not just weight and fitness. It is sort of a completely different way of viewing everything. At least for me. But once it happened, the health path seemed so much clearer. It's not easy, but I see and know, and deeply understand what I have to do.

:-) Marion

Laura said...

Marion is right, you are so full of wisdom. What a great inspiring read. You've given me a lot to think about.

Vickie said...

I think of this as being willing to take the class, learn.

Instead of having the ego get in the way and having a teach the class mentality.

Good post.

Losing Shorty said...

This is a great post. It took me a long time to learn that it was worth it for me to change too and to learn.

It's amazing how a major life event can snowball and like you say, before we know it, we are out of control. I was that person and I am still learning and will always be.

E. Jane said...

I think a major life event can be a good instigator of change or one that sends us further down the path of shame. My granddaughter is getting married this fall, and I have definitely been using this event to do better with my eating and health. As a result of this catalyst, I feel empowered as I have not for a long time. How I handle this empowerment after the event is up to me. I have my eye on a life well lived in the future. I don't want to be a "one-trick pony."

Community web said...

I have struggled with food addiction since my early teens and probably always. the slightest thing can set my off. A late night, dinner with friends, I have been on a 4 day binge at present.
Over 3 yrs I have lost 60 pounds, 3 dress sizes and am super fit. But the binges still get me, like a wave with a crescendo I feel powerless to beat