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Saturday, April 20, 2013

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!
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    I have this poem framed in my house i love it as my life was hard growing up in over 13 foster homes. Had no mom ever and a drop by dad who should stayed away.

    The path or road less traveled has more rewards altho the walk is harder. Frost was great poet and John F Kennedy's favorite poet. I use to write poetry till my sis died and i gave
    it up as mostly i write to her of our childhood to help her.
    She fought weight all her live and lost this battle dying of weight and its diseases.

    I fed grandbaby good foods but a child of six wants a cookie or chip once in awhile. She gets few due to nut allergy. I ate one cheeto other day and said WHOOOOO what you
    doing and ran got my fruit.

    If we chose a path we need to try very hard to reach the end...the reward is there sort

    like our journey on this earth. We are to enjoy the trip but the reward is at the end of

    our path there also.

    Hang in there good blog

    1798 days ago
    Robert Frost is great!

    1828 days ago
    I am going to have to agree W/ Cathy who posted right before me ............ I too will stick to the one that brings good and healthy results!! ............ I can't see wasting my time and energy doing otherwise ............. emoticon Thanks! ....... Very nice!
    1829 days ago
    Thank you, very thought provoking!
    1830 days ago
    I love Robert Frost. Good blog.
    1831 days ago
  • JILL313
    Great Bog and Question and I love your insight into the ups and downs on keep Moving Forward. Quite honestly I've traveled extensively on Spark and in 3 years I have had too many setbacks. I've been struggling recently so need to get moving more and focus on being consistent. Enjoy your evening and Sunday. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago
    I was thinking about some of the things you pointed here earlier. Sometime I panic and say to myself, what if I go back to my old ways, what if I never get to my goal. I know I have to make a consistent effort to eat right and exercise. Some of the derailment should not destroy my hard work.
    Good word!
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    1832 days ago
    emoticon Soooo sticking to the Life Change road! It's so much easier!
    1832 days ago
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