An un-motivating quote

January 26, 2010

I’m not trying to be a RockStar with my weight loss nor my exercise.

I don’t want to run a marathon, and I the idea of a “30 pounds in 30 days” challenge leaves me cold.

I want to live my life.  Enjoy it even.  And lose some weight.  Permanently.
I guess the weight loss media stuff out there is full of pressure-messages right now because either they’re selling something (most) or aware that the New Year’s resolution crowd is starting to falter.

I saw this quote today in a weight loss newsletter :

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high
and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
– Michelangelo

Really?  For weight loss?  Seriously do you think most of us will reach that dreamed-for weight of 110 pounds or whatever it is?  If you just get out of whichever BMI category you’re in, isn’t that TERRIFIC?

I’ve always been more successful focusing on just a few pounds, and then a few more.  Taking the elephant a bite at a time, as they say.  You lose weight one SSSLLLLOOOWWW pound at a time (unfortunately, we often gain them in bunches & fast, but we almost never lose them that way).

Either way, all that “reach for the stars” stuff doesn’t speak to me at all.

I want to lose weight without losing my mind.

Yes, my weight is important to me, but frankly, so are a lot of other things, and a lot of the other things are even more important.

Am I alone in feeling this way?

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