Thank you for 5 months
Monday, May 13, 2013
Last week I delved into the blogs of several of my maintenance mentors to see what you had to say at 5 months. Most said it was harder than expected. Many said it was harder than weight loss. Sometimes I've been inclined to argue that, but I realize that it's less hard for me because you are cutting the path ahead of me. And I have your observations to map the obstacles.
Yesterday at church we were talking about how sometimes you're excited to do the right thing and sometimes it's hard. Sometimes you don't want to do the right thing but you're grateful you did. I thought of the widow's mite and how sometimes the greater gift is the one that hurts to give.
Something that was hard for me was becoming willing to track my food. It took my four years to come around to. Since I overcame that, everything has seemed easier. Fitness has grown on me gradually, it's that middle area that I may not think I like but winds up lifting me. Motivation was hard for me 9 years ago. It's not always easy to remember how it used to be.