We all have different definitions of what poison is. The results are the same, lethargy, loose skin, flab, etc. . . Sometimes, a lot of the time, our personalities and perspective are also skewed.
No matter how hard I work at it, it's not a success always journey. It takes diligence and focus to stay on the healthy path that leads to personal growth.
Don't worry, if we deviate from our path, it just take a bit of redirection to get back on. I was never one of those people who figures, if I eat a donut my day is blown. It's never to soon to get back on track. It's also never too late.
Whatever your "poison"; food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, laziness. . . there is a way to get it out of your life. I'm certainly not trivializing this. God and my family know, my path has been interrupted by pitfalls, rocks and washouts. It is my opinion; it's not how many times you fall, it's how many times you get up.
There may be losses along the way, it's just a matter of acceptance. Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. Today, I accept myself, my flaws and assets. I like who I am. If I allow my "poison" to define me, all is lost.
Today when I fall, I get up a lot quicker and stronger than before. So, if you are on the ground or in a pit, remember, you can get up. AND, there are a lot of people rooting for you, loving you and wanting to help.
Don't let shame keep you down, for we all have some form of poison in our lives. Fantasizing the freedom to fail and learn and grow.