Pulling Away from the Curb
Friday, November 12, 2010
I got this article in my email this morning, and it blew me away.
I love analogies, they make life make sense to me. (See previous blogs... especially the one about the Surprise Garden, or the My Body Puzzle) This article in particular compares dieting setbacks and stalls to traffic.... mainly road rage. I cannot stand being stuck in traffic, and, I embarrassingly admit, that I do indeed have road rage. At least it's not enough to express it to other drivers... I just yell at them in my own car... which unfortunately, my children hear.
I've been at a dieting plateau for 5 months now. The weight doesn't want to come off no matter what I do. So I stopped trying so hard. I was eating healthier foods, but not paying attention to portion size. Going out for ice cream at least once a week. Eating out and ordering dessert. Sure, I was still exercising, but I feel like I started to just go through the motions, and not really push my limits.
I realized that I pulled over to the curb to yell at the other cars as they drove passed me. Diet rage, definitely.
However, recently I started a challenge/game for my friends and family... I "invited them along for the ride", and they've helped me get back on the road. We share encouraging stories, and talk about things we've accomplished, and I've slowly started inching along again.