October 27th, 2006


The Narrow Path


....trying to lose weight has to deal with these issues to some extent. These things are the toll you have to pay, and though any given individual may have an easy time with one part of the road, other parts are going to be really rough. It costs. It costs money. It costs time.

And above all, it costs mental energy.

You see, it's not just correcting a problem. It's correcting a lifestyle. It doesn't help to lose 20 pounds if you just gain them back because you go back to doing the things that made you fat in the first place. And let me tell you, it's really fucking hard to get up and exercise every day knowing you're going to have to do it not just until you lose 10 pounds but for the rest of your life. It's hard to take time to run or swim or lift weights every day when you would rather be doing something else because exercise is utterly stultifying. It's difficult being cheerful about mealtime when your meals are small and boring compared to what other people eat.

Via smjayman.