As I read back over the posts I've written to document this journey I am on, I am excited to discover something......
Even though I have gained back some of those hard-fought-for lost pounds, I AM different.
I've just been reading the post I wrote about "Learning to Live" in Sept. 08. In this post, I document the 'mindset' differences I was experiencing on THIS journey as compared to the thousands of other false starts I had made throughout my life.
I realized something very positive.......my mindset is, at this moment, still different. Let me show you:
Other ten thousand times....."Here I go again, trying to lose weight. I failed in my last attempt, but if at first you don't succeed, try, try again...and again...and again."
This time......"This has been a setback, yes, but it is all part of the SAME journey. I did not expect the road to be without twists and turns, hills, potholes, and even sinkholes and detours. This is life. A little detour has not thrown me off course....I'm still headed toward the same destination. I've never gotten off the path, really. I'll get there sooner or later and I can enjoy the scenery along the way. It is not a race, it is a journey. I always enjoy the 'scenic' route better than the interstate, anyway."
I recognize that I am wiser than I was when I began more than 2 years ago....even if I'm not a whole lot smaller.
This is more of a victory for me than you might think. To realize I am not 'starting again' but am 'continuing on'. To realize that stalling out and even backtracking is all part of the journey.
I will be offering a giveaway in the next week or so......a book that I am reviewing. Watch for it.