I LOVE FALL! I love the colours, the cool refreshing nights, the spicy smell to the air, no more bugs, being able to wear sweaters. I don’t love that it precedes winter, but no season is perfect. This year Fall has not brought the relief and joy I usually find. It has been hot and sticky and then rainy and gross…not really the picture of fall crispness I was looking forward to. Even the colours have not been as bright this year…frankly fall has been a disappointment.
My experience with fall is kind of how my journey for health is going right now. By this point I thought I would be almost done with my shedding of pounds and looking forward to going to phase 2…the wonderful maintenance phase where my eating program is a little more relaxed. I would be wearing cute little pants and tops to show off my new figure. Instead I have stalled, I have clothes that are too big but I haven’t lost enough weight to justify a whole new wardrobe.
I need some momentum to keep me going, something that encourages me to keep on. My husband, bless him, is insistent about the fact that I am shrinking despite the imperial evidence to the contrary. So how do a keep the course until these season has passed…I remind my self of a few things:
- I am not doing any harm by continuing my healthy eating.
- it took years to put on the weight, it will take time (please God not years) to get it off.
- I must remember that this is not only about eating, I need to look at exercise, getting enough sleep, keeping the stress down and feeding my spirit…I am after a holistic approach to wellness.
- My weight loss thus far is still a big accomplishment, be proud of what you have achieved and use it to push forward.
So if you find yourself stuck in a place, just remember to keep fighting the good fight. I will be praying for your success and wellness.