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Another path on the journey = new road

Monday, December 09, 2013

This quote defines how I feel about my health journey and explains why I am joining a new team to help get it started and on its' way to success.

I know what to do to be successful, I know it is as simple and hard as stepping on the scale. Why? Because the scale is not the WHOLE story and does not provide all the answers. There are many questions.

What does it take to be healthy?
What food should I eat?
What exercises are good for me?
Why Can't I lose weight?
When does the fun begin on this journey?
Have I lost me?

And the answers are as varied and different as each of who are on the path to health.

Do you have your own questions? Are you looking for more fun in your journey? Are new perspectives helpful to you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Please let me know if you are interested in a journey Beyond the Scale. I will add you to the invite list for the new teams when it is posted.

Excitement is filling the air as new doors open .

One of my favorite poems expresses this quite well:

The Road Not Taken (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.


My journey has had many forks and each one has provided new adventures full of promise, fun and new challenges. Care to join me?

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  • no profile photo CD11848877
    I have felt lost so many times
    Who am I, where am I going and who's going with me?
    2224 days ago
    Coming in really late, but I definitely have questions! My biggest one is why I don't seem to be showing more progress, especially when it comes to the scale... or rather, what can I do about it, since the issue is most likely stress (not even overeating when stressed, because I tend not to not want food when stressed), and the only thing that really make the stress is better is to either quit grad school (not really an option) or to graduate (which I will, so help me, in May). But I also feel frustrated sometimes with my lack of progress in other areas--why do I get stronger but I never seem to improve when it comes to endurance or heart rate, for example?

    I can't remember if I've contacted you about Beyond the Scale (grad school brain) ... I'm interested in being put on the list, though I probably won't be able to do much until May.
    2246 days ago
    This sounds like a great start to a new team. Best of luck with it.
    2258 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Love the poem and the sentiment. Good luck with the new team.
    2259 days ago
    You've shared a lot of wisdom here. I struggle even though I know WHAT to do. It's in the DOING.
    2259 days ago
  • LETHA_
    2259 days ago
    Great questions!
    2259 days ago
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    2259 days ago
    I would be interested.
    2259 days ago
    sounds interesting my friend!
    2259 days ago
    Best of luck to you on the new team. This is (to me) the HARDEST thing about weight loss (and maintenance) - WHAT to eat!! You read one book, it tells you this is the only way to health. You read another, it says NO THIS is the only way to health. And the science in BOTH seems valid, while the foods are very different! VERY frustrating!!
    2260 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    Not interested in joining another team, thanks!
    2260 days ago
    2260 days ago
    Jann - Please count me in and let me know what is going on. To quote a certain song, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. But I am willing to keep trying. Maybe the answer is right here.

    Love The Road Not Taken. Right now I am walking away from a team that I was a co-leader of in the 5% challenge to return to my original team (which I haven' been part of for 2+ years). Every time I make the decision to change teams it presents a lot of emotions. As I see people signing up for my old team I can't help but feel sad that I won't be part of it. Somehow that poem resonates with me.
    2260 days ago
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