Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Takin' It Off Tuesday

I think that I do better when I have a theme for the day, so this is what I thought of for today.

I am on a journey right now. I am trying to lose weight and it is going to be a long, slow process. But that's ok. I am up for the challenge and I am in it for the long haul. My 40th birthday is coming up soon and I really wanted to be at a certain weight by the time it got here. I don't think that I will be at that number, but I think (Hope!!!) that I will be very pleased with my progress.

I have to admit that although I feel like I have been working very hard, the number on the scale isn't moving as fast as I would like (and I want to mention that at this point, I am not going to share any numbers. They are very personal to me. Maybe if and when I lose what I want to, I will change my mind). I am trying not to focus to much on that number so that I don't get too discouraged. I have been trying to give myself pep talks and as a result, I have come up with this analogy for my weight loss journey:

It is like I am planning a bicycle trip from New York to California and back to New York again. I know that it is going to take me a long time to get there and back. However, it's not just about arriving back in NY, it's about the journey. I know that I am going to have fun on this trip and see "friends" that I haven't seen in a long time. I know that I really need to get back home to NY so I am hoping that I don't get too comfortable in some other state and decide to stay there for too long. The frustrating part is that it seems like sometimes, my bike odometer gets stuck and it seems like I'm making no progress at all in my trip. I have to keep telling myself that as long as I ride my bike every day in the general direction that I want to go in, it doesn't always matter what my bike odometer is saying. Hopefully it will catch up eventually.

It's about embracing the process :)

1 comment:

Jen said...

Good luck on your journey! You are so right it is a journey not so much a destination. If you ever need a e-pep talk let me know. Good luck!