Thursday, July 04, 2013
I hear people all time talking about how their efforts were derailed by something unexpected, an event or a person who presented a problem and they ended up eating over it because-what-else-could-they- do?
If you are driving and end up at a real roadblock, do you put on the brake and abandon the car? Do you turn around and go home? Do you bewail the fates for doing your trip in? Of course not. You check a map, or push the "re-route button on the GPS, or ask someone for directions. It's unexpected, it will take longer than you thought, but you keep going. You also don't circle back so you can run into that same road block over and over. You have a great story to tell people that evening, but you don't beat yourself up. You don't throw the GPS out of the window because it told you something you didn't want to see. You learn to check your route for possible road construction and re-program your route.
Why would a weight loss journey be any different? As Roseanne Rosannadanna used to say "It's always something." You can't wait for the day when a journey, any journey, will be without problems. It won't happen. There are plenty of weight loss GPS type plans out there (WW, Spark) but you learn how to use them. A tool only works if you use it.
And you will arrive, smiling, at your destination. You mastered the GPS!