Raise your hand, if after your New Years resolution to drop a few pounds went south, you now secretly plan to include a weight loss nudge in whatever you have given up for Lent. If there are fewer than 2 of you, someone's lying. You should give that up too.
While not a Lenten thing with me, I have been trying to give some weight back. My inspiration is star of stage and screen, comedian Drew Carey.
Drew was an unhappy fat man. His mother had just died, he had heart disease and physically felt miserable. That's when he decided to do something about it.
I've a few years on him, but when we started, Drew and I were about the same size. I'd been toiling away in the wilderness, when I read a story about him in Parade, and his plan to drop 92 pounds in a year.
Damned if he didn't do it. My timescale isn't so ambitious, but the goal is the same. Everyday, I am nudged by this Drew quote.
“Eating crappy food is not a reward—it’s a punishment.”
If you too are struggling for motivation, remember the Nike motto. Just do it. You'll be glad you did.
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