Information Doesn’t Create Transformation

If you need to know something, all you need to do is ask Google.

Google

Oh the information and misinformation!

Yup, I have asked the Google many, many odd things.

A word of caution. If you are sick, don’t ask Google about it. Before you know what happened your itchy elbow and running nose combination is a sure sign of the bubonic plague or perhaps you have a rare blood disorder.

Either is possible according to the Google.

We live in the information age and, let’s be honest, we are kinda fat.

No judgement here.

I used to avoid hugs so people didn’t have to feel my fat rolls and flying was a test of mental fortitude because one seat barely contained me. I knew what I should do, there was no question about it. My health was in jeopardy and I wasn’t able to run the length of a football field without having a quasi asthma attack.

Information doesn’t create transformation.

When I wore the clothing sizes that had a ‘w‘ after them, which I promptly decided stood for ‘wide‘ not ‘women‘, I knew I shouldn’t eat two family sized bags of mini eggs for an afternoon snack while studying for my university exams.

mini eggs

ACK! These things are my kryptonite.

Two grapefruits for supper doesn’t make it all better.

What happens is your wide pants get skinnier.

So where does transformation begin?

  • Disgust
  • Offense
  • Frustration

More aptly put, pain.

I got sick and tired of people wondering if I was pregnant, feeling lethargic and sick, being unable to play outside with my friends, and loathing how I looked.

If you are ready to start on the journey of transformation, whether it be in your body, mind, spirit, or emotions, get ready to be uncomfortable and start putting all that information to use.

  • Pick one thing and just start. Make it a mindless good habit.
  • Dream and create a vision about where you want to go, focus on going and not staying.
  • Constrain your options. Its hard to eat junk food late at night if it just isn’t in your house.
  • Commit to what you want. Only go forward even if it is only an inch.
  • See who and what you’re starting to become, not just where you’ve come from.
  • Be proud and say it out loud. You are great and doing great; untie the ropes of guilt that drag you down.

I am not going to lie.

It is going to be hard and sometimes painful, but when you earn your health it is one of the most value things you’ll ever have.

Its worth it.

You’re worth it.

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Comments

  1. Donloree, I had no idea you used to be overweight! I guess I thought you were always fit and inspirational! Congratulations on coming so far 🙂

  2. That picture is soooo funny to me. I had a stare down with bags of Mini Eggs at the grocery this evening!! They are my absolute favorite! I am in a LONG contest prep (October) and these will be bought and put up until then.

    Congrats on your loss!!

  3. GREAT post Donloree! Great bullet list for how to make change. And definitely being uncomfortable is something you have to be to get comfortable. I was just saying that to my friend yesterday! Love it! Thanks for this!

  4. Donloree,

    I have been following your post for a few months now and I absolutely love it! You are such an inspiration and I admire your strength and determination so much! I am starting to make changes in my life and it is so painful! But it is so worth it, like you said:) Thanks for your blog and putting your heart out there for all to see.

    • Thank you to commenting!! YES, it is painful, but it is so worth it! I am so proud of you for putting forth the effort, it is NOT in vain. 🙂 Keep up the amazing work!

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