I was reorganizing my office this weekend and stumbled on some of my old journals. I love to procrastinate and hate to clean so I cracked them open and took a walk down memory lane.
I noticed 2 things.
1. that I was CRAZY when i was in high school
2. that my goal for the last 14 YEARS has been to lose weight
14 years... really that long and I havent gotten it taken care of??? WTF
Usually I am a take care of it kind of girl. I make goals and karate chop them down. quickly.
In the last 14 years while not losing weight I have (in no particular order):
- Moved to Arkansas
- received and maintained a full paid scholarship to HSU
- bachelors degree - 3.68 gpa
- masters degree - 4.0 gpa
- Moved 7-8 times
- got married - made many of the decorations
- had a kid
- joined a sorority...dropped out of a sorority
- made friends....lost friends....met some more
- sold LOTS of stuff on half.com and ebay
- owned a daycare for like a minute
- dealt with parents divorcing
- dealt with parents remarrying
- held 5-6 DIFFERENT jobs
- presented at several conferences
- was elected for secretary of the ArLCA division of ArCA
ok u get the picture, I have been busy. I have made more than 8 billion to do lists and goal lists in my life and have accomplished everything that I have really set out to do so far...but lose weight well and become a stripper but like I said when I was young I crossed the line into crazy for a bit.
I honestly FORGET that I am fat and need to workout and eat better. Ok forget might not be the best word, I get busy with other things and weightloss is hard and annoying and it takes commitment over time. I am better at pulling all nighters than I am about doing a little bit everyday. Blah. I have started and stopped and thought of starting next week or on Monday or after the Holidays and then I forget and some more time passes and then I look up and I have been fat for more than half of my life.
So the answer to the question is simple: by making myself take pictures of everything I eat and then blog about it every day, I am forced to THINK every single day about losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier. It is auto-piloted to a priority and I LOVE THAT.