The journey includes relearning what I used to know

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The longer I stay on this weight loss journey, the more twists and turns the road seems to take. I guess it's an ongoing education: Some knowledge learned by reading, some by experience and the inspiration of others, some by trial and error, and some by success. It's complicated, as they say. Right now I'm in the process of relearning things that I thought I knew and had safely mastered, such as which food plan works for me, how to avoid temptations, how to dine out, and what circumstances caused me the most trouble. I'm getting a passing grade on some of these, but not all. I still find myself in circumstances and with people that cause me to overeat, places that have red flags that didn't fly them in the past, foods that I had seemingly conquered that now appeal to me once again, and a food plan that I apparently have veered very far from without even realizing how far down the slippery slope I had slipped. So now, after a bout of intestinal illness, and a recurring problem with inflammation which took the guise of painful Sciatica, I am working my way back to the true path again. I'm inspiring myself to do better, even as I write, as I hope those who read this can relate and rethink where you are on the path, as well. I am also rededicating myself to full participation in Spark again, because I found that the more time I spend here, the better off I am. You all inspire me and through your experience and sharing I find myself being motivated to continue and press on toward the goal. With God's help and that of the friends I travel this journey with, I know that emoticon
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