Finding Inspiration For Weight Loss

Weighed in this morning at 159.4 pounds, up two pounds from my last post a little over a week ago.

The Vitamin B12 supplements seem to be working ok. I take one every morning and let it melt under my tongue. I can't say that they give me a big boost of energy, but they do seem to give me a little boost. When I workout, I seem to have more stamina.

Last night I hooked with a gal who hadn't seen me in a long time, and she was amazed at how much weight I've lost. She asked me, "So how did you do it?". And I just said that it was a combination of eating fewer calories and exercising. And isn't it always that? I mean, all the different diets out there are based on those two simple concepts. The differences between the diets are just different foods and eating habits.

But this gal has put on more weight since I last saw her four or five years ago. Her problem is low self esteem. She hates being fat, and hates the way she looks, but that's not enough to get her to do something about it. All that does is keeps her indoors and hidden from society. She needs something else to inspire her to get fit and healthy.

She says she would do something about it if she found a boyfriend who really liked her for who she is. She'd be inspired to improve her body and health just for him. But the irony is that her weight keeps her indoors and away from seeing anyone. She'll never find someone to love her.

The change starts by learning to respect herself.