"Too Hard"

I came across this a few years ago when doing Weight Watchers online and was happy to see that this woman is still posting it for encouragement even today.

Too Hard
The next time you are feeling that Weight Watcher’s is “Too Hard”. The next time you feel journaling, weighing and measuring food is “Too Hard”. The next time you feel exercising is “Too Hard”. The next time you think going to weigh in and stay for your meeting is “Too Hard”.

I say the next time you feel “This is Too Hard” consider how hard it was/is to:

Shop in Specialty Clothing Stores (Layne Bryant, The Avenue, Catherine’s) your choices are limited.

Missing Out on Pool Parties because you’re too embarrassed to wear a bathing suit in front of your friends.

Not being able to wear your favorite outfit because it’s too small.

Not wanting to hug those close to you because you don’t want them to feel your rolls of fat.

Not going to the movies, because squeezing into the seats for 90 minutes is too uncomfortable.

Not dancing at weddings because you don’t want people staring at the “fat chick” on the dance floor.

Not attending family gatherings because you don’t want people to see how big you’ve gotten.

Not going to a picnic or summer barbeque because you’re afraid the lawn furniture won’t hold you.

Not riding on amusement park rides with your kids because you can’t fit in the safety harness or the seats.

Not attending your high school reunion because you don’t want old boyfriends seeing how much weight you’ve put on. Or old friends thinking “what happened to her?”

Not fitting in the booths at your favorite restaurant.

Having to ask for a seat belt extension on the airplane.

Yes, journaling, weighing and measuring your food, exercising, and attending weekly meetings is hard but being over weight is much harder and so much lonelier.

Author – Rosie Bops

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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3 Responses to "Too Hard"

  1. Pam says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Leah! Its so true, and its nice to be reminded of this every once in a while, especially when the road ahead is obscured by the trees of life.


  2. This is great, and something everyone who is journeying to lose weight should see and take to heart.

    I know firsthand how hard it was to be so heavy that walking to the mailbox was hard, and being worried about fitting into chairs.

    Never forgetting those feelings is part of why I still work “Hard” at maintenance!

    Thanks Leah.


  3. logmyloss says:

    Wow, this is powerful. Thank you for sharing!


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