I'm taking a class right now in process improvement for software quality assurance. Pretty dry stuff, but there are times that I can see some similarities between the class materials and weight maintenance. One week I was reading about what defines a "mature" test organization, and one of the qualities listed was the recognition that improvement is an ongoing process; there's always room for some improvement.
When I look back on times in the past that I've lost weight, I see that there were things I learned that I built on the next time. At first it was basic things like choosing to eat healthier and exercise regularly. When I started with SP three years ago I learned about tracking, self-accountability and the importance of getting enough sleep. Since January I've been focusing on my emotional eating issues, body issues, and relationship to the scale. Each of these things builds on what I learned previously.
I agree with Rachel, I think change is developing the consciousness or mindset that this is an ongoing process. Because if you have that awareness, you can handle whatever life hands you, even if it means initially falling down.
Edited by: LKG9999 at: 11/3/2009 (17:48)
"Be more stubborn than the scale." - Vivian Bedoya (BEMORESTUBBORN)
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
| Pounds lost: 53.6