One thing to remember: this is a journey, not a race."
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This is the name of my blog on weightwatchers.com and I looked at it today and thought, how clever, where did that come from. I then realized it was the name that I came up with for my blogs as a whole on that site. I reflected on it there and thought I would share it with my Spark friends too:
Looking back at my last blog, I glanced up at the top and saw "One thing to remember: this is a journey, not a race." Wow, I thought to myself, that is some really insightful advice! That is what I really need to remember! Maybe I should make that my catch phrase! Then, I kind of realized, ummm........I think that is something I came up with as the name of my blog! Wow, clever! I don't remember making it that! I'm not saying that I "made it up myself" per se, I know that I got it from someone or somewhere else, it was just a little strange to me because I didn't remember calling it that and it is such a good name for it for me, because I do have trouble remembering that. I am not in a race to lose weight. I always have been in the past, but I'm really not this time! Is it possible that I have actually learned something throughout all of the several years of dieting? Or could it be, just maybe, that I am finally having my "it" moment? I have been patiently awaiting my "it" moment, well o.k., maybe not patiently, but after failure after failure, I have asked myself several times when would I have my "it" moment, the one you hear people speak of in success stories, the moment that they just knew this was going to the the time, this was "it". This time feels different for me. My healthy habits have really begun to take over, when I have bad times, I'm not ready to throw in the towel like I have in the past. I have lost my all or nothing mentality! I'm not trying to race to the finish this time, just let it happen as it happens and I truly believe that it is going to happen this time. Maybe all of those other times were not failures at all, but rather stepping stones along the way throughout my journey. Think of all that I have learned from all of those attempts, all of the desperate times searching for some way to lose all of my weight and lose it all now, I would not be where I am right now if it were not for those times. I needed to learn what I know now, to continue through my journey, and I know I am not done learning yet, I am simply on another stepping stone on my way through my journey! Who wants to race anyway, I hate running!