Momentum – At Least I’m Losing Something

It’s the third week of September and I’m trying to get going on a lot of things. I used to write a new post every other day. Sigh. I don’t do that anymore. I’m hungry all the time and eating at all kinds of weird times. Rice tortilla crackers at 9:30 at night? Not right! I’m tired when I get home from work and get up so early because I can’t turn my brain off if I wake up. I know I needed to take a lot of time off to recover from surgery that affected my whole body but now all my systems are screwed up and I’m having trouble getting back to normal. I’m not even sure I want to get back to normal. What the hell is normal anyways?

I’m in a state of inertia. Yes, you are going to get a mini science lesson. The diagram below

inertia shows that an object at rest stays at rest and implies that an object in motion stays in motion unless…something (an external force) makes it change. Momentum is the movement of an object and can be accelerated or stopped by an external force. I need to re-start my momentum. Friction is holding me back. I think it’s called sitting on my bum.

Where is the friction coming from? Me. My head, time off, my body recovering, fear? I’m not really sure. I do know that I need to have a reason to end my inertia and get the ball rolling or at least moving.1_momentum-716

I need to go to work. I need to lose weight. I need to have goals. (Ah, a hint!) Now let’s see what I already have. I have an important and interesting job. I would be healthier, and probably happier if I lost more weight and I have already lost 90 pounds since I started this journey. I have great support. How about goals? I need realistic, specific, reachable goals. I might also need a catalyst. I don’t like people telling me what to do but I can tell me what to do.


I guess I know how to get the ball rolling. I’ll finish and post this article. It seems when I put things in writing, I’m more likely to get it done. There’s evidence if I don’t do it. I’ll get a lot of that support from friends and family, who will read this and pump me up, give the red ball that flick of the finger to start my momentum. I’ll set a couple of goals that I know I can accomplish but are on the path to final goal of being healthy and happy. I know it’s a general goal but I will break it down and work on it.

Thanks for listening! Give me a flick.   ;D   Diane


~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on September 20, 2016.

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