Smug As a Bug in a Rug…


I don’t know about you…but…as much as I hate to admit it…I can get a bit smug at times…when I’m really proud of my accomplishments…and wondering why everyone else isn’t on the same page as me…

Case in point…a few years ago…I decided to lose weight…and that’s exactly what I did…it wasn’t a rapid process…but…it didn’t take that long…either…I did it on my own…changing my eating habits…increasing fiber-rich foods… limiting sugary treats…and…adding exercise…lots of exercise…

About the same time…a well-known actress…was promoting a weight loss program…after having lost about the same amount of weight as I had by using their program…

The only problem was…she started to gain the weight back…there was a big scandal and she was fired as spokesperson…

Then…there was the former winner of…The Biggest Loser…who had also gained all his weight back…

I couldn’t understand these people…they had worked so hard…they looked so good…how…why…could they gain the weight back…I would never do thatI could never do thatI had changed my lifestyleI would never go back

Except…I did…

Oh…I had my reasons…and they seemed valid to me at the time…for adding a treat here…a comfort food there…I continued to eat healthy foods…just added junk on top…and I continued to exercise…but…I still gained weight…

Then…came the dreaded brain surgery…and I thought…oh…I’ll lose weight now for sure…I’ll eat healthy…but…let’s just say I didn’t…let’s just say…I gained more weight…

Thankfully…I’m back to my healthy eating habits again…if not my exercise routine…and I am beginning to lose again…but with a difference this time…I’m not feeling so smug…confident that I can do it…yes…but…not smug…

Which is just fine with me…and…Bertha…says smug really doesn’t become me anyway…

Jane

4 thoughts on “Smug As a Bug in a Rug…

  1. Of course…I did pretty much the same thing! Soul sisters! I wasn’t smug about my eating. I was smug about exercising. I thought I’d NEVER not exercise, but here I am, wallowing around on the sofa, fat as I’ve ever been! My best wishes for your weight loss and your healthy attitude!

    • Peggy…like you I thought I would be a serious exciser the rest of my life…unfortunately my body doesn’t agree with that at this point…so I’m taking that part slowly…

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