It is Easier to Do Than Worry About Not Doing

by Robyn Wright on October 15, 2013

in Weight Loss

apples on the ground

Sunday I went apple picking with Hubby, my cousins Jamie and Ben, and their son (who I call my nephew) Colby. It has been several years since I went apple picking. For a long time I did not go because it was easier not to. It was easier not to have to worry about how far the parking lot was from the entrance. It was easier not to have to worry how I would get up on the wagon to take me out to the orchard. It was easier not to have to worry about getting tired after picking just a few apples. It was easier not to have to worry about a place to sit.

Yep, for a long time I did a lot of that “easier not to have to worry” thing. My weight was why. Now while many who know me knew I would do things, it really had become an issue for me to consider all the what if’s before I went anywhere. And you know what, it sucked! I get angry with myself still at times that I let myself get that way. I did not mean to. I did not want to. But it happened.

Now down 113 pounds so far life is so different!

It is easier to do than to worry about not doing. To just say yes, I’ll go is so much easier than I thought. Definitely far easier to live than to have to think about every aspect of something before I live.

Looking at the photographs I took at Eckert’s (the apple picking place) on Sunday made me reflect on all of this more. I was happy to go apple picking, in fact I was looking forward to it! Not once before we went did I worry about how much walking I would have to do. My biggest concern was if I should bring a purse with me or just my phone and camera (I left the purse at home). I enjoyed the long ride over with my family. I did not mind the walk from the field where we had to park up to the main area. And I already knew that I COULD get up on that wagon without any problems. Out in the orchard I jumped right in picking apples, bending, stretching, reaching, squatting, and doing whatever I needed to in order to reach those good apples. It really is just so much easier to DO.

There are still moments of doubt that pop in my head occasionally. Old habits die hard. Stepping down from the wagon I had one of those moments and asked Hubby to hold out his hand for me. I’m still adjusting to my body as I lose weight and my balance is off and I don’t want to fall.

I still have more to lose, but just the fact that I am enjoying life so much more makes every step worth it!


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1 thekitchenwitch October 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

113 pounds? WOW. Congrats and glad you enjoyed apple-picking!

2 Robyn Wright October 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Yep – still more to go but 113 is fab too. Thanks for stopping by!

3 terrik October 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I’m happy to hear about it, it’s kind of a life makeover, not just weight loss. My mother and I were talking the other day about what so many people have to go through to just do everyday things, if you have any kind of handicap, including age, weight, arthritis, diabetes, etc.

4 Robyn Wright October 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Totally a life makeover! Agreed, sometimes it is so hard to just do “regular” things. Part of my process was really inspired by friends I have who have medical conditions (like lupus, arthritis, MS, etc.) but work so hard at getting up and moving and living – I thought if they can put in that effort I should be able to also!

5 Robin October 16, 2013 at 6:06 am

Yay! I’m so happy you were able to go. I always enjoyed visiting apple orchards when I lived in colder states. We don’t have many apple-picking opportunities in the South. I hope the apples are ready to be used in some tasty dishes too!

6 Robyn Wright October 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Do you all have other “pick your own” type places in the South?

7 Teresa Young October 16, 2013 at 7:12 am

Yay Robyn! We have many apple orchards here in upstate NY & it’s a fall tradition to apple pick. I am glad that you are able to really enjoy this & new adventures.

8 Robyn Wright October 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks Teresa!

9 Ravzie October 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

Congrats to you always and continued good health!

10 Robyn Wright October 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thank you!

11 Karen Goodman October 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I’m so happy that this journey means you are enjoying life more! That’s really what it all was about…along with being healthier. Great job!

12 tannawings October 31, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I came to this subject because I need some motivation and for some reason you have always been one to motivate me. I have actually lost some weight after gaining so much after menopause. I like how you can get up and down alot easier now and can read and ‘hear’ the difference in how you used to write about activities.

13 Eileen Richter December 15, 2013 at 1:58 am

I was thinking about this time of year being hard for so many and came to see if you had any Holiday or New Years Reso posts. I am so happy to hear you are doing so well. Sorry, been dealing with lots of health issues this past year + and either just dont get motivated to read a lot because of vision issues, or just dont remember. I did NOT remember that you had been on such a great weight loss/health trek this past year. Way to go hon! Yes, old habits die hard. Hard to admit but way back a milllion years ago in high school I had an eating disorder. I counted EVERY calorie and when you speak of old habits, I had so much memorized in my overstarved brain that sometimes still I cant delete it. It makes the eating part of life hard to enjoy. People do such injustice to our bodies and minds, women especially. If we could only find a better way to love ourselves and not THROUGH other things like food, what others think of us, or even material stuff. So glad you found just that and are loving your body and health much more it sounds. I have not been to an apple orchard for years…no strength most years.

14 Sylvia Burke December 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I went apple picking this year for the first time in at least 5 years. I am working on my health as well. Congrats on your weight loss and the steps you have been taking!!

15 mamastephf November 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Congrats on your weight loss! I went through a similar a-ha moment about 8 years ago- its worth it, right?

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