Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Life on the High Plateau

Well, I'm back from our retreat.

As I mentioned last time, I felt great up in the mountains.  I ate healthy, counted my points, only dipped into the weekly points a little.  I ran up and down the stairs at the house, and even did some walking in the great outdoors.  It felt GREAT!

On the way home, I reflected on not weighing every day (because I didn't take my scale with me.)  I felt nervous.  The daily weigh-in, for me, is a constant reminder to me to stay on track.  Lately, I'll grant you, it has been a constant frustration.  But I had high hopes for my weigh-in this morning, after all the healthy activity of the previous ten days.

And the result?  I'm down about a pound from when I left, but still up a pound and a half from my lowest weigh-in in recent weeks.  Essentially, I'm still up here on the plateau.

So right now, I'm trying to think this through.  Without beating myself up.  Without going into a deep depression.  Without eating a dozen donuts.  Physically, I feel strong, energetic and healthy.  But mentally....I am losing it!  Ha..that's funny.  Losing it because I'm not losing it.  I am laughing so hard right now.

Not really.

It is time to start again.  Renew my efforts.  Go back to the basics.  I've been guesstimating my portion sizes, especially when eating out.  I've been "eating" my activity points.  That's something I didn't do when I was losing consistently.  I need to admit that this strategy is not working! 

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  Everything that came before today may have gotten me where I am, but from today forward can be a whole new life!  I have the tools.  I have the support.  I have a God who loves me and wants the best for my life.  The only question that remains is, will I do my part?

Think I'll start by making a yummy, healthy breakfast.



  1. Hi Cindy,

    Here's to a whole new life from today forward!

    Love you,
    Your sister

  2. Try not to judge the success of your journey by your current geographical surroundings.

    There are mountains and deserts and caves and swamps and yes, even plateaus. You must trek through all of them. Enjoy the journey itself, the experiences it brings. So long as you remember the direction you are traveling, you don't have to stay so focused on the goal in order to still make progress!


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