Is this your dieting strategy, or are you following a new plan to reach a new goal?
In Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken", he speaks of having to choose between two roads as he traveled. Even though he wanted to take both, he had to choose. He thought he would take the other road another day, but even as he had that thought, he realized that would probably never happen.
Have you ever had a down day during your weight loss travels, and decided to turn around and take 'that other road' even if just for a short way? Were you able to turn back and get on the right road before too much damage was done?
I have often walked down one road for a short distance, only to turn around before my journey was accomplished. I thought the road I'd left behind would satisfy all my longings - only to find myself discouraged once again when I found I was at the beginning of my journey, having to start all over again with an even heavier load to carry.
As we read to the end of the poem, we see that Mr. Frost came to the conclusion that the road he took - the road less traveled by - had made all the difference for him.
On your journey to a better you, have you come to that same conclusion? Or, are you still trying to follow both roads at the same time?
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Are you ready to stick to the 'life change' road? Or are you still traveling back and forth on that 'yo-yo diet' road?
The choice is up to YOU!