Friday, June 25, 2010

If I could say this in person, I would.

This is a post I have been running through my little brain for quite a while now. I get pretty fired up when I talk about it with my friends. I think it's really important to share this - so I decided it was time. I am however going to start with an apology.

I apologize in advance if this offends anyone, discourages anyone, or frustrates anyone. This is MY OPINION. It is something I have come to realize over the last several months. I hope you know by now - it is NEVER my heart to discourage anyone, I only want to help (great way to get started, don't you think??)

There are so many of us that are overweight. There are so many of us that are not healthy. Thin does not necessarily equal healthy. This post is meant for those of you who need to change your health. Whether you need to lose weight or you just need to eat better and exercise. Here is the one thing I have discovered in all my years of trying to lose weight and get healthy. Are you guys ready for this??? This is a HUGE discovery... Ready??? Wait for it....

Here it is:

You aren't going to do it until you are ready.

Mind blowing isn't it? So many of us know we need to. Someone has told us - our family, our friends, our doctor. Whether or not we acknowledge it - we see the need there too, but until we are ready - it's not gonna happen.

When I say "ready" I mean, give it your all "ready." Not gonna give up, not giving in, completely committed to the process "ready." If you aren't that kind of "ready" - I would almost say don't bother. Yo-Yo dieting is not good for you at all. Most of the time the end result of a partial attempt, is a few pounds gained.

Losing significant amounts of weight is a LIFE CHANGING EVENT. Do not underestimate the impact it will have on your life, your family, your perspective. It should not be taken lightly. The are emotional issues that need to be dealt with and to honestly do that you have to be ready and willing. There will be so many hard days - if you aren't committed with your whole heart, then what will keep you from quitting?

If you have ever struggled with your weight - you know....there is always a reason, an excuse. "I will start my diet on Monday..." When you are ready - the time will be NOW, not Monday.

I wish I had a different way to deliver this message. I wish I could say this in person. So much can be misinterpreted...but this is what I have. I have a blog. This is my method. This is my heart. I am going to click "publish post" and pray that God uses this post to reach the people whose hearts are open.


  1. I agree with you completely. I think that you did a great job of conveying what you were thinking. Here's to health!

  2. You are a blessing beyond words in my life ... your journey means the world to so many, including me. Love you.


  3. Thanks for sharing your heart Jetta. There was nothing offensive about your post. I am very much overweight and I KNOW that I HAVE get healthy now. I have been overweight my entire life and have been very overweight for the past 20 years. I just had a complete check-up and was scared to death that I have diabetes, high cholesterol, high everything but I got a great report from the doctor. I took that as a second chance to do something about it now before I do have all of those things. You are definitely an inspiration to me and I am so proud of you!

  4. RIGHT ON post!!!!! It's the truth girl what you shared here!

  5. Jetta,
    Thank you so much for sharing your words of wisdom. I have actually been thinking about them for a couple of days, thinking about how I need to committ. I completed my first triathlon and they sent pictures of each part of the race, wow was I shocked. I know how much I weigh but seeing how fat I am has completly freaked me out. You inspire me...thanks! Celeste