The Problem is Not The Problem…

I am sure you opened this blog entry more out of curiosity rather than possible inspiration.  It doesn’t matter why you opened it; just that you did.

     All of us have had problems in our life we have had difficulty solving or never solved.  Ever wonder why we were faced with these issues we could not solve?  Some problems may appear small others gargantuan.  But, all needing to be solved to move forward in our lives.  I have one such problem.

I am a capable, strong, intelligent, compassionate woman.  I am also overweight.  I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life.  There have been a few times I have had a large weight loss and I have thought, “Wow, I finally solved it.”  However, before I knew it the weight was back on.  I seem to plateau around the 235 mark and just stay there.  I don’t feel badly about myself.  In fact, I feel quite good about myself.  The issue is I am getting older, my joints hurt and there are things I still want to do that require a smaller frame.

So what was different when I conquered my weight for a few years only to balloon back up to 250.  My attitude towards what needed to be done.  See the problem has never been the problem, only my attitude towards the problem.  In order to solve this problem I must achieve a mindset that I must exercise daily, eat less, get enough rest and learn to accept I must do all of this for the rest of my life.  When I take a vacation from taking care of my body, my body takes a vacation from taking care of me.

Starting today I am changing my attitude towards this problem.  I have started exercise daily and I am still a work in progress regarding my choice of foods.  I will continue to be the best I can be and stop looking at this as a problem, but rather something I need to learn from during my life.

So remember, “The problem is not the problem… It is your attitude toward the problem”, as said by Captain  Jack Sparrow.



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