My Decision to be Unleashed
I have struggled with my weight for a few years now. I have physical obstacles to overcome. Yet the hardest obstacle I have is mental. It’s on me to push past them or not. The yo-yo dieting is a mental thing. Like Frank C. has taught me, don’t let the diets work me but I should work the diet.
I don’t go running after the next fad diet, I never have. I try to eat right with the knowledge given me. However I find myself slipping back to bad habits sometimes and I’ll stay there for a while. I find my emotions play a big part in my eating habits. Many of us eat emotionally. We will binge if we get depressed or stop eating all together. What I go through isn’t binging or deprivation. I go to old comforts. My portions are the same, but with bad choices instead of good ones.
My shoulders get weighed down with stresses of personal issues. They build up until I give up the good things that I am doing and revert back to “comforts” that I am used to. This past weekend spent with the Fat Man Unleashed crew helped motivate me. I had an epiphany. Friends and Family should be my “Comfort” in these times of emotional distress, not my choices of foods.
Eating right is still a CHOICE. Exercising is still a CHOICE. Armed with the knowledge and support that I have I am ready to let go. I give it all to God and use the help of my friends and family to get through. I CHOOSE to be UNLEASHED!