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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Coming clean: Being truthful to myself

Friday, November 4, 2011

Well, I think it's about time that I come clean. Over the last several weeks I have not made it a secret that I've been struggling to keep on the weight-loss train, but I haven't been entirely honest. I had mentioned that I gained a little back, but now it's time to say that I didn't just gain a little, I gained most of it back.

That's right, I have fallen into the same trap as before, the same trap that is so familiar and often discouraging and disheartening. This trap must be very good because there are a lot of people that get caught in it all the time. And now it is time to fight my way out. I'm going to claw, bite, scratch, kick and punch, whatever I need to do to get out of the sure handed grip of the fatty exterior.

I, like most people, can make excuses all day long about why I've struggled but they would all be wrong. In fact, here is the excuses that I would make and why they are a load of junk:

I was too busy to work out. Not true. I've made time to do a lot of different things that I don't necessarily need to do. I'm all caught up on watching my favorite TV shows that I have recorded, most of which have been watched while lying on the couch.

I've been in a hurry and didn't have time to make a healthy dinner. Again ... bologna. It doesn't take that long to make a dinner, especially when you use the slow cooker. Also, had I made dinner, I would have leftovers for lunch and made fewer trips to the vending machine.

Basically what it all boils down to is simple ... I've been lazy. But you know what, it happens. On the road to a healthier person, there are bound to be speed bumps and pot holes. Right now it is more like my car is stuck in the ditch on the side of the road with my tires spinning in the mud.

For all those out there that are in the same situation, I'll be that stranger that stops to give you a push or pull out of the ditch. Sure you car will be muddy and your tires will be slick, but as you get down the road the tread will clear out and the mud will wash off and you'll be back in business.

Michael Pommier
The Shrinking Man