Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.” by William Bridges

Translation of the quote-------------------------

Do you ever feel scared about taking the first step on a new path? At some point, we all do. Starting a new career, ending a comfortable relationship, moving on after a death…all of these can be frightening things to deal with. In life, you must be willing to take risks. Although that first step can be the most frightening, most of the time it is the most rewarding. It is the step that can launch you into success. So, risk it…and take that step you’ve been scared of.

When reading this I got to thinking, "What am I scared of"?
I have been a year going up and down on the scale, not happy and lost in my weight removal / lifestyle change, what am I waiting for? Maybe a health scare? I need to do some real thinking today.
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    Great question! Hope you posted it on the team!

    I would love us all to ponder this!

    I am workiong on my answer as I type; I know this has been crosssing my mind recently.
    3797 days ago
    Good blog. I think a lot of people are scared for different reasons.

    May be with this nice weather, we can all get on the healthy living bus!!!!! Better late than never!!!


    3797 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6251681
    Funny one, Iagree with Barbara and JO..do some sole searching....it is not always black and white..I know you can all figure it out... YOu need a plan that does not restrict!! That is just my thought on the matter.. that way no guilt will come...have a great day Mary....love ya! Girl.

    3797 days ago
  • KITT52
    you are so right..
    sometimes we never figure out what scares us...but we can still move on....
    I do what Barb said...eating those mini meals really helped me get on track and now it's a way of life, and I smile down deep when people say how can you eat so much and still loose weight ..or say ARE YOU EATING AGAIN..... YEP if you eat healthy lots of fruits and veggies you can eat a lot....

    3797 days ago
    Mary --- you are right --time to think and really soul search..
    please do not wait till it is a George - too late.

    hugs Jo
    3797 days ago
    You know Mary if what you are doing isn't working then it's time to change things up. I still believe that you aren't eating enough. You work extremely hard and you need to keep fueling your body, try to eat 6 times per day (3 meals 3 snacks intermitently through the day)

    I know you can do this. Also as I said on the board, look into sleep deprivation.

    Love ya !

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    3797 days ago
  • no profile photo JAPOPE1
    As a person who has suffered from an eating disorder her entire life, this really hits close to home. That first step is always so hard. I've been in and out of hospitals...in and out of therapy.. and still cannot genuinely pinpoint what I'm scared of...

    good luck to you and your soul searching
    3797 days ago
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