Today I took my second baby step. I ate a healthier breakfast. I passed on the sweet roll, the sugar cereal, the chocolate milk (hmm, chocolate milk might still be an option, but maybe writing this will help me pass on it this morning). All those breakfasts are fast, easy and temporarily satisfying. But I decided I was worth taking the time for an even more delicious, and more healthy meal. I took the time to fix it, and enjoy it. And I feel better.
My girlfriend gave me an Oprah show she taped a couple of weeks ago. It’s Oprah’s challenge to 1,000,000 viewers to lose weight and become healthier over the next year. I signed up. I printed off Bob Greene’s contract, but I haven’t signed it yet. That will be another step. I am carrying it around with me, though, working up the courage to make that commitment.
I’m trying to figure out why I’m so afraid to have a better life and enjoy it. Until I figure it out, I will keep taking the eensie-weensie baby steps.
Thank you everyone for your words of wisdom and your examples.