Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why not go out on a limb?

Why not go out on a limb?  Isn't that where the fruit is?  ~Frank Scully

I was going through a website and found this quote.  It made me think.  This is the real first time I went out on a limb to get healthy.  To do something I haven't done before.  To restrict healthier meals into my mouth and exercise.  I find it sad that in the past 31 years I've never exercised.  When I was younger my Dad and I would go for a bike ride say from Millport to Horseheads.  We would go hiking and spend lots of time in the woods.  We hung up tree stands and went hunting.  To this date as an adult I have yet to do hardly any of this with my child.  However, I really desire to do these things and I will do more as I get healthier.  I feel ashamed that I'm that big that I can't do these things or interact like that with my children. 

I'm taking steps walking out on that branch and grabbing my fruit.  Making this happen is one of the most imortant things in my life.  It ranks up there with marrying my husband and having my children. 


  1. Carolyn, you're right on. Often times stepping outside of our box and getting uncomfortable, or walking out on a limb is what it takes to grow as a person and make progress. You have what it takes to be successful with this journey, and you're already making it happen! Remember, weight loss and health is a journey, not a destination. Don't be ashamed of yourself - be proud of yourself for doing what so many people still have yet to do! Happy Thanksgiving! - Sumner

  2. Sumner...you're awesome! That is the best way to put it Carolyn! : )