The Old Maura would complain about clothing not fitting right while cramming a honey bun in her mouth.
The Old Maura would complain about having no energy while she camped out in front of the TV or computer - eating.
The Old Maura would NEVER step on a scale.
The Old Maura would never take the steps necessary to regain control of her health.
THAT old Maura is gone.
I do complain about my clothing not fitting right - as I eat an unplanned spoonful of peanut butter. So this habit is still there - just with healthier options. One to be worked on.
I don't complain about not having energy. I work out on a consistent basis and wish I had more time to work out more.
I do weigh myself on a consistent basis. And now I'm taking the necessary actions to get that number back to an acceptable range.
And I am very proactive when it comes to being healthy - in a balanced way, I think. I think health comes from attitude, food and movement. Without the right attitude, all the healthy eating and physical activity is for nought. If you aren't happy, it's easier to be sick. But with the right attitude, healthy eating and movement can be just what the doc ordered for a healthy, happy and balanced life.
Hmm - got off on a tangent there.
Back to Old Maura /New Maura. As I brain dumped this morning about not knowing how to lose weight without drastic measure I realized I do know HOW. It's just the OLD Maura would never stick to it. The memory of all my failed attempts to lose weight was making me afraid undertake this part of the journey without the crutch of a 'drastic' measure. Now that I've got that figured out - I feel strong and confident.