We All Struggle

We all have struggles. In life. At work. With our health. They will always be there. I struggle everyday. I am a food addict. I used excuses all my life. Until one day, I chose not to! We know what we are supposed to do but we get caught in “doing what we want to do.” Do any of these excuses sound familiar?

  • What about the day that you eat a bag of dried cherries full of sugar but make yourself believe it was fruit.
  • What about the day you ate 3 McRib sandwiches and a Cadbury egg because you think they will never come back.
  • What about the Memorial Day where the girl of your dreams looked at you weird when everyone was eating burgers and you are eating a stick of asparagus.
  • What about the Thanksgiving where so many people tell you “it is only one day” and you believe it until December 30th when you have had a month of lovely eating.
  • What about the time your sister was over because her boyfriend broke up with her and you each finished a pint each of cookie dough ice cream?
  • What about the day they “ran out” of 3XL shirts at the concert merch tent?
  • What about the Chuck E. Cheese party where you told yourself you were only going to have a slice, but you end up eating two pizzas.
  • What about the “Girls Night Out” where you had too much to drink, and at 2:00am you ate at Denny’s and had that “I do not care about the rest of the week, I will eat what I want” mentality.
  • What about the Girl Scout cookies in your house that you ate at 11:45am as you think it is not your fault because they shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
  • What about the time you couldn’t get comfortable on the airplane?
  • What about the day you skipped going to the gym?
  • What about the week you skipped going to the gym?
  • What about the month you skipped going to the gym?
  • What about tomorrow?

I struggle with these every single day. But I have my son and wife to help me, a wonderful cheering squad at theantijared.com, and myself to keep me going. Will I fall? Sure. But you can count on one thing from me. I will never go back.


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Tony Posnanski is a renowned blogger, chef, and Anytime Fitness member. Tony was once 400 pounds but has lost 200 pounds. He writes about weight loss, fitness, motivation and more on his blog The Anti Jared.