Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why So Hard, Yet So Simple

I've been thinking about losing weight:  the whole process.  I have now lost a good chunk, and am well on my way to keep going and getting to a place I haven't been in at least 10 years.  It is so exciting.

Yet, the reality is the process of getting here is really simple:  eat less, exercise more.  So why is it really so very difficult?  Why is it that this has been a battle, worse than any other war?  Why do I have to remind myself everyday to keep doing this, to keep going?

This is my 100th post.  It is a milestone of 100 reminders to keep moving, keep trying.  I pledge to leave the baggage at the door, and to allow myself to enjoy this process.  I am so much stronger, I look so much healthier, I have so much more respect for myself.  I pledge to stop fighting the invisible battles and just get on with it.

To quote the great Stewart Smalley:  I am good enough.  I am smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me!



  1. Congratulations! You look fabulous!!!

  2. Fabulous... Lost the waist, kept the kids !! Love that !!!

  3. Congrats on your 100th post! Keep on truckin` and posting! You look fantastic!

  4. You look so happy and beautiful! Congratulations on your 100th post.

  5. Congrats on your 100th and the fantastic job you've been doing taking off the weight!


    you said "Yet, the reality is the process of getting here is really simple: eat less, exercise more."

    and I have to disagree with that for sure.

    Weight loss, at least for me, is not a + b = c. It's a compilation of many things including emotions, habits, environment, relationships, thoughts, tastes, smells, efforts, failures, wins... There is just nothing "simple" about it at all!

    It takes loads of effort, thinking, planning and overcoming to lose weight. You know this! Don't fool yourself into thinking you're not doing enough by saying "it's such an easy formula, why is it so had for me" because it's not an easy formula at all and you're doing really, really well.

    It would be a shame for you to not give yourself heaps of credit when heaps of credit are due! You've attacked your weight loss from many angles, not just "ate less, worked out more". Well done!

  6. Congrats on your 100th post ;)

  7. Congrats on your WL and your 100th post! It has been a pleasure getting to know you!

  8. Wow Missa you look great!!! You did the work and you got your reward. Congratulations!!!

    Keep focusing on what needs to be done. There is always more to do. I don't think you ever arrive! We just get better and better. There's a ton of life to live!!

    You are an inspriation!!


  9. Just found your blog!!! Love it!