Saturday, November 27, 2010

Do It Now

As easy as it is to put off eating right/losing weight until tomorrow, don't do it. Tomorrow becomes the next day, which becomes Monday, which becomes December 1st, which, at this time of year especially, will become a new year's resolution which turns into an extra month of eating crap. So don't let it slide, do it now.

It is no easier for me than it is for you. It is not easy to throw away things I know I'd like to eat but I shouldn't... it is not easy to stare the mashed potatoes in the face and let them be (for the kids), and it is not easy to go to a kid's birthday party and turn down red velvet cupcakes that you know you'll dream about for weeks afterward. It is not easy for me to sit through a sugar withdrawal headache that is so bad it makes me nauseous, knowing that just one sweet latte or bowl of pudding would cure it completely. It is not easy for me to let my stomach growl a bit in between meals and skip the extra snacking when that cheese and crackers looks sooo good. But you know what? It just has to be done, unless we want to stay fat, and it is not going to get any easier. Sooner is better than later.

The best time to plant a shade tree in your yard is 20 years ago. The second best time is today.

18 comments:

Kimberly said...

Preach on! I rebooted my weight loss back on August on the day I started my vacation (a Saturday). The time IS now. Great post.

Desert Singer said...

Great post. One of my favorite quotes is, "A year from now you may wish you had started today." ~ Karen Lamb

All so true. Here's to staying strong through whatever resolutions we set for ourselves!

Maude said...

The only time that matters is right now. It's amazing how we need to hear that over and over again in order to remember it. Thanks for calling it out...again

Jane said...

Thanks for the reminder about the passing of time and for saying it like it is, when it comes to starting a weight loss program--or planting a tree. There is no time like the present...to begin taking care of ourselves...or we may find that time has run out.

Trixie said...

Excellent advice! I think those of us that struggle with weight are so all or nothing personalities. It's one of the hardest things for me to overcome. And, it's not just eating -- it's everything.

seagirl said...

Sing it!

I went biking today in 36 degree weather because well, I have warm clothes to wear, my legs work and the worst that would happen is I'd get cold and have to turn around. Well, I biked almost 9 miles! And loved it.

I could have waited for warmer weather but then I'd have another excuse.

Start now!

Splurgie said...

You're so right. Those readers thinking about starting their programs in the New Year because the holidays are too hard, don't do it. Why wait? "Do it now."

CJ said...

Great post! I needed the reminder. I am sliding. This is right post at the right time. And the right time is now!

April said...

I think you wrote that post for me. Thanks!

Liway said...

I think you wrote that post for me too!! :) Thanks Lyn!!

Anne H said...

Love that saying!
Love your blog, too!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the up lifter!!! Linda

spunkysuzi said...

Indeed!

J.B. said...

What you wrote is very true. I've had that problem in the past. I'd say, "Well, I'll eat what I want today, and then I'll get serious about losing weight tomorrow." Trouble was, the next day (and the day after that, etc.), I'd say the same thing. It's funny 'cause it's such a simple concept, but ignoring it caused me to gain sixty pounds.

"The best time to plant a shade tree in your yard is 20 years ago."

I really like that quote! :-)

bd160 said...

What a great post, especially as we go in to the holidays - what great timing! And so true.

"The best time to plant a shade tree in your yard is 20 years ago. The second best time is today." That's a fantastic quote, and so appropriate to what we're all going through! I love it - I'm going to use it!

Joy said...

So with you!!!

Great post!!

Genevieve and Aunt Sue said...

This is a great message to hear today, when my niece and I are getting back on the weight-loss wagon. I love that quote - very inspiring.

The Lazy Mexican (El Salvadorian) said...

This is true....for the past couple of weeks I have been saying ill do it next week and so on. I tried starting last wed. but failed due to thanksgiving. I started once again today and this time with more conviction hopefully...your blog is awesome