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On The road again
January 7, 2004

Today is not the day you quit. Nor is it the day you cry. Today you know that you have all the passion and wisdom to find that quiet center of solace, serenity and strength necessary to create and sustain an authentic life."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

I look back over the last two years and wonder what was different this time regarding losing weight.  Why have I been successful when so many other times in my life I failed to lose weight and live healthy.
I Think this time I allowed my self to strive for the best and not for perfection, There is a big difference. It used to be if I were not perfect with my food plan on any given day I would convince myself that I had blown it for the day and continue eating out of control, sometimes I would restart the next day or sometimes that would be the end of my attempt to diet until the next diet came along.
This program made me realize very quickly that it was not a diet but a lifestyle change. If I went off program I would go back on the very next meal.. If I had something special coming up or a vacation or the holidays I knew that I could choose to eat off self quitting..only to return to the program right after.  It finally clicked that a small failure doesn't mean that you can't still be successful.  If that were the case I would still be a size 26 or bigger.
One has to draw from within the strength to continue to  become  the healthy fit person they have always dreamed about.  So learn to forgive yourself, take time to reflect and don't forget to drink your water!