A little less than a month ago I said how I needed to lose some weight again. Since then I’ve lost about 5 pounds.
But no more.
This time has been much harder than the last. It’s not the diet, but the time and willpower required just to maintain this. My schedule just does not give me the flexibility to eat mini-meals during the day or exercise how I would like.
Back when I lost weight the first time it seemed so much easier. I mean it did take me some time, but the willpower to get it done was there. I wanted to lose weight.
What’s different now?
I would say the need is just not the same. Back then I was overweight and needed to do something about that. But now, it’s just not that big of a deal; I’m not overweight by any measure.
Also, I was running my own business, so I had much more flexibility. I could run 3 times a week and exercise for an hour a day. Now, it’s much less than that.
And mostly, the priority is different. Losing weight is not as important to me now as it was back then. I didn’t choose to lose weight. Instead, the doctor advised me. The buy-in is not there.
In all, this quest has been abandoned. I will instead continue what I’ve always done – eat healthily, and exercise regularly.