Monday, November 9, 2009

Time for Me

As I've mentioned, I'm reading Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh and it's proven to be quite enlightening so far! In the first chapter, Peter writes about excuses for being fat and the first one really hit home with me! I'm going to share it with you here, would love to hear your thoughts:

Excuse #:1 "I don't have time to do whatever it is you're about to tell me to do."

Life is an ongoing balancing act of time and priorities. Our lives are full, and that's a good thing. But I want you to take a moment to think about the time you already spend dealing with your weight:

*Do you spend time feeling guilty about what you've eaten?

*Do you spend time in front of the mirror changing clothes because you don't feel good in anything you own?

*Do you spend time shopping for clothes because it's hard to find clothes that fit well and hide whatever it is you're trying to hide?

*Do you spend hours at the gym trying to burn off the extra dessert you allowed yourself last night?

*Have you tried so many diet books and programs that they're all al blur of protein bars and chemical milkshakes?

*At the rate you're going, will you spend time a the doctor's dealing with the medical conditions your weight will eventually cause?

Think about all the time that your weight consumes. Consider the mental anguish it causes. Imagine being free of that. Imagine being able to throw on anything in your closet knowing it can't look too bad because you're happy with your body and weight. Now tell me you don't have time to invest in feeding your body the healthy food it deserves.


  1. Outstanding sentiment. Of course we have time to do the right things for ourselves. It's just a matter of a little planning and a whole lotta want to. Good luck on applying this valuable concept to your weight-loss journey.

    Great post.

  2. Very good point!

    PS I totally love the Elvis song.

  3. Thank you for stopping by, Larkspur, glad you're enjoying the tunes! :)