1. Without thinking I got out of bed, put on my sneakers, and did a 2-mile walk with my DVD buddies on Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds."
2. After my walk, I checked my e-mail, and found Jane Powell's three-times-a-week Weight Meditation waiting for me. And the heading, "Enough is Enough!" is exactly what I had been saying to myself during my 2-mile walk. Kinda freaky!
After reading the meditation, I went outside and watered my flowers -- and really started to think about this weight-loss journey I am on. Instead of a straight road, my trip seems to be going in one big circle. I lose some pounds, I begin to feel better, and then something happens and I start eating yet again. I know I've written about this before -- too many times -- but if someone could figure out what starts someone eating, they would make a fortune.
But thank goodness something deep inside me makes me scream "Enough!" -- and I know it's time to get serious yet again.
The meditation I read today points out that when someone says "Enough is enough!" it's an epiphany, a major turning point, and one that will stay with them forever. It's the forever part I take issue with.
I have said that phrase over and over again, and yes, I am happy I reach that point -- over and over again -- because if I didn't, I would be an excellent candidate for the Biggest Loser. But as I was watering my plants, I thought about how tired I am of dieting, how bored I am talking about it, and how thankful I am for this blog, because by writing what I am thinking, I talk about dieting very little.
That doesn't mean I don't think about it. It consumes my thoughts whenever I have some downtime. And that cannot be good.
So here's my latest plan, and something I tried years ago that worked quite well. I am going to Staples today to buy rubber bands, and will wear one daily. Whenever I start thinking about food, or reach for something I really shouldn't eat, I am going to snap that band and say "Enough is enough!" If that doesn't help, I'll snap it again, and internally scream, "Enough is enough!"
Because, really, enough is enough.