I get e-mails from time to time from people who read my blog. Some are weight-loss related. Some are words are encouragement or notes of similar stories. Every now and then I share them (and my response) through the blog. Below is one of those e-mails. Well a portion of it anyway. Of course it was used with permission.
I’ve been following your blog for a while now. You’re an inspiration. I quit on my goals every two or three weeks but I find myself drawn back to your blog and your words give me hope. It’s like you’re talking directly to me. I have a question. You mentioned that you tried multiple times but this time was different. What made this time different?………..
Hey! First, thank you for following and reading my blog. I don’t take that for granted. I’m humbled that it helps you. To think I was really close to not starting the blog. Also many thanks for e-mailing. I enjoy reading the emails. I actually wish I got more. They inspire me like crazy. lol
On to your question. (Great great question by the way!!) I’m going to answer your question with a question. lol
“There were 3 frogs on a log in a pond. One of the frogs decided to jump off the log. How many frogs are now on the log?”
The answer is 3. The frog merely decided to jump off the log. He didn’t follow his decision with actions.
This time around not only did I decide I would change my lifestyle, I followed that decision with actions. I just kept taking action that went along with the decision I made. I took action when I felt like it, when I didn’t feel like it, etc… And the biggest thing? I didn’t beat myself up when the action I took went against my decision. I knew in the grand scheme of things my actions were headed in the right direction. (Check out my entry on having a short memory)
Make sense? I hope that helps. I can’t wait to read your e-mail about how your life has changed for the better and all the success you’re having with your weight loss!
Here’s the post I made reference to in my response. Check it out.