For most of us, life’s biggest struggle is shedding pounds.
It’s not that we don’t have determination. Desire. Resolve. Motivation. It’s just that it’s so HARD. It’s hard to be healthy. Both physically and mentally. It takes work. Dedication. Discovery.
Just when you think you’re on the right path a big semi truck crashes in front of you and you have to swerve off the road and into the chocolate factory. Just when you are able to walk down the driveway the city blocks off your street and you’re forced to go inside and watch Judge Judy.
You know what I mean.
There’s always an excuse waiting to happen.
After a trip this weekend to a beautiful resort in warm, sunny Georgia for my goddaughter’s wedding, my husband is starting keto. His motivation is his company and his A1C. This is the first time I’ve seen him so dedicated to an idea, and you know men — if they are determined enough they will carry out anything.
I myself am shaking in the shadows.
This is my chance to take off at least 25 unneeded, unwelcome pounds. Yes, I’m built like a Teletubbie. Not good for my health or my mind. I could use a makeover of 50 pounds, but even 20 would help my health.
But I digress.
I want to jump on the weight loss bandwagon, but I’m old and lazy and fairly scatterbrained. It’s hard for me to focus on any one project for too long.
I want to follow in my husband’s healthy footsteps, at least for a little while. But his method seems so drastic.
Why are we always afraid to commit to change?
Why do we find excuses to blow off things we know we need?
Life and love and health all fall into that blowing off category.
So I’ve decided to follow him half way into Ketoland.
He says I can’t do it half way, which gives me the motivation to go half way and beyond. Don’t tell me I can’t do it my way.
I will be big on the proteins and the veggies he can eat. I will add my own veggies, fruits, and sugars. I will leave out the extra cheeses, oils, and butters that keto is known for. I will not give up dairy, carrots, nor bananas.
I will go on my own hodgepodge journey and see where it leads me.
Twenty pounds lighter by summer, I hope. But more than that, I want to honestly say …..
I did it myyyyyy waaaaayyyy…..