Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hindsight is 20/20

We all have done it. Taken a course of action, and after all was said and done, we wish we had known X while we were doing it, wish we had done X instead of Y, etc etc. Take for example, oh I don't know, my recent weight loss success followed by my following weight gain failure. I am no statistician, but I would bet money that the rate of recidivism in weight loss success is pretty big. Hindsight, while usually a bane of our existence, in these instances is an integral tool in picking yourself up and dusting yourself off, taking the gained knowledge, and moving forward. I now know that I can't just stop counting calories, and slack off on my exercise. It is not the formula for successful weight loss and maintenance. I am required to remain vigilant, if not hyper-vigilant, for the rest of my born days. I have no stop sign. It is s wide open road that requires me to keep my eyes open and look for bumps in the road, oncoming traffic, and other highway dangers. I didn't know that before, but now I do. Hindsight, I may not like where I am now, but with your help, I can get the "recalculating" prompt on my GPS, and not miss my turns anymore.

2 comments:

  1. Good for you! It's a hard truth but it definitely is for the rest of our lives that we have to be vigilant.

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  2. To me, the key is learning about ourselves and our unique set of triggers. We can live a wonderful life while adhering to these powerful self-truths. Hi fat, hi sugar items send me into distress mode... At worst, a melt down/binge--- at best, a fight where I have to constantly employ prayer, my SCZ self-talk and the power of being around others...

    I must choose to NOT put myself in this position.

    Because if I'm alone with a hit-fat--hi sugar item---the fight is often too much... And that's when it really gets bad.

    It's taken me four years to get here---where I can admit these dynamics...

    But I had to learn them the hard way.

    The previous six months has been the hard way.

    Shane--you're doing an incredible job of "recalculating," stay strong, choose positive--

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