Broken Promises

Broken Promises

For those of you who know me, it is no secret that I am (well, really, I have been) fat. I wasn’t obese, but I have been heavy for as long as I can remember. I am big boned, according to my unconditionally loving mother.It’s true. I am big boned.I was also fat.In the past two years, though, I have lost a bunch of weight by changing the way I eat. This is the time where you should congratulate me for my hard work …Oh, geez. Stop. Now I’m blushing. Okay, in all seriousness, I have been thinking about why I have been able to sustain a two-year journey toward a longer life. I had tried to do this many times before, but never with much success.So why now? All over the world, people are unable to break bad habits. The eat poorly. Smoke. Watch Housewives of Orange County.I think I’ve stumbled onto the secret to breaking those habits …All of us tend to make promises that are extremely hard to keep. For years, I promised myself that I would lose weight. And I promised myself I would lose a ton of weight. I also promised I would stop …read more