Monday, September 15, 2008

Yoda says, "Do or do not. There is no try."

At church on Sunday we heard from our Stake High Councilman, Shane Larson. His remarks were centerd around transition and change. Although his talk was aimed at spiritual change and transitions, I applied it to my new eating plan.

Brother Larson quoted Yoda in his talk (see title above). I reminded myself that I'm not trying out a new lifestyle. I'm making a complete lifestyle change.

Another quote he used that I appreciated came from Anni Macbeth. She said, "Resisting change is like holding your breath. And if you're successful, you're dead."

For me that meant that if I resist changing my lifestyle and persist in being overweight and addicted to carbohydrates, I'll probably have a shorter lifespan. But if I change my eating habits, I'll not only live longer, but enjoy those days and years in better health.

1 comment:

Flashlight Girl said...

Love the Annie Macbeth quote!!! You're doing great with this whole lifestyle change. Very dedicated!
When I went to the doctor the other day and was filling out the health history questionnaire, I kept checking all the bad stuff: diabetese, heart diseases, hypertension, cancer, etc. My doctor took one look at my answers and said, "That's a heck of a gene pool you've got!" I agreed and pointed out that that is a major reason why I run. I'm running scared and away from all of that bad stuff!!! I'm glad that you link your efforts to take care of your body with food will equal longer more joyful days on this earth!! Great perspective and one that will keep you motivated.