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The Hare and the Tortoise

Friday, September 21, 2012

A recent plateau has made me realise the value of just keeping going on this weight loss journey.

I remember a saying from the old folk tale about the Hare and the Tortoise: 'The Tortoise wins because he hangs on.'

My weight loss for the past few weeks has been very Tortoise-like, its movement imperceptible even though I felt I was at full throttle!

But it turned out that there was something more I could do to help things along.

It was only after three weeks (when the disappointment and resentment cleared) that I realised what it was.

I cut down my portion size. That seems to have dislodged me from the stuck place that felt as big as the Tibetan Plateau.

The key was hanging on in there through the negative emotions until I could accept what was happening and look at it rationally.

So that's my message today: feelings are only feelings, and like everything else, they pass.

If we can just trundle on despite them, like the Tortoise, we stand a very good chance of winning our own personal race.
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    So it was that! How wonderful that you figured it out! Congrats on hanging in there - not an easy thing to do but you've done great!
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