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On The road again
February 9, 2004

The Future
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.

John Schaar




It is so important to create what you desire your future to be.  It is an ongoing process, creating one's future. It takes focus as well as evaluating the process.  I had spent years being obese, and chose to change that two and a half years ago.  The journey to health and fitness has been a process, sometimes three steps forward and two back. As long as I continue to work at being thin and healthy then I will remain so,  To lose focus will only take away all that I have worked for.  At times it is difficult for me, I have to remember not to take my new way of life for granted.  I have worked hard to be where I am today and finally realized that this is a life long journey and that I must continue to be active to keep this dream a reality.

I do go to the gym 6-7 times a week. I do cardio and weight lifting and I meet with my trainer.  Although my weight does fluctuate depending on what is going on in my life I really believe for the first time in my life that I have a "handle" on it. I almost feel normal, but can't help but think that normal people don't have to work so hard at staying healthy and fit.

I found losing weight much easier than maintaining it.  I guess I thought it would be much easier once I was at goal.  I read the statistics that most people who lose weight put it all back on and it scares me enough to remain focused.  One thing I know for sure is that I will never travel back to where I was.  I will never be obese again.  It does take work...but it is oh so worth it.