“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.”
Up until 5 months ago I was lying to myself. I told myself I was eating “healthy.” I told others I was “trying” to lose weight. I preached. I pretended. Why wasn’t I losing weight?
I wasn’t being honest. I was hiding from the facts. The fact is that I ate too much. I binged. I ate when I wasn’t hungry. I ate when I was bored. I ate when life was hard. I ate when life was great!
My successful progress has ultimately been based on my accountability, to myself. When everyone is in bed, and I’m alone, I know that if I eat, even if no one is looking, it will result in weight gain.
That’s my secret. That’s my “miracle” cure. Honesty.
Over the years, nothing else worked because I wasn’t following through. I never lasted more than two weeks. I didn’t have the motivation, and I didn’t have the drive. And I lied to myself about it.
Now, in reflection, I can’t say yet what really changed me. Maybe my 30th birthday in the near future. Or my realization, now, with two children that I need to be here for my family. Being fed up with my depression and anxiety.
I just got to THAT point. Where change was necessary.
And here I am now.