future former fatties
Jun 08, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Diary Of A Future Former Fatty 13

By Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty

I have been actively dieting for two months. I’ve dropped twenty-five pounds, and I am so thrilled by it. These last two and a half weeks have been tough.  I haven’t lost any more weight, and nor have I gained any weight. And honestly, I don’t think I have hit a plateau. 

Instead, I have hit a bit of boredom in my diet. I start my day off well, and for the most part, I am doing okay, meaning, for the most part, I am eating well and the foods I know serve me well in losing weight. What I am doing is I am eating little bits of cheat foods. It is just a teaspoon of peanut butter here, a teaspoon of Nutella there, and a dish of pasta, just one night to break the monotony.

Beware of the slippery slope. These bits of cheats here and there are equivalent to standing at the very edge at the top of a steep ski hill with ice beneath your feet. If you don’t pull yourself back, and get away from the edge, you will slip over the edge at super sonic speed struggling to grab hold of something to stop you. Before you know it, you are as big and round as a huge snowball from all the snow (calories) you gathered as you tumbled down the mountain.

The ammunition I have right now in my arsenal of weight loss weaponry is the fact that I really want to succeed so much that I maybe working hard to pull myself back, but my desire to succeed is so much stronger than my desire to see what is over the edge of that mountain. I have seen that view before. It wasn’t picturesque.

I have also seen the view of life from a healthy standpoint. I like that view much better. The healthy viewpoint afforded me far more opportunities enjoy other vistas of life. The more I move away from the slippery slope, the less gravel there is under my feet to trip me up.

Diary, I feel stronger than I have felt in a very long time. I am confident the weight will continue to come off because I am so ready for the road ahead of me. I like the way I feel, and I love that my clothes are getting too big on me. I will keep you posted.

Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.   

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