Saturday, July 17, 2010

Training Wheels

I was in the car this morning with my son who is learning to drive.  I am pleased to see that he wants to get some more independence and is making some positive steps.  As we drove down the street in our neighborhood, we passed a mother and her young son.  She was helping guide her son who was learning to ride a bike.  It struck me because I was with my son who is at the tail end of my guidance and here was a  young mother with her son who is just beginning to give her guidance.  I thought about how nice it would be to have my mother around to give me comfort, but you see she passed a few years back.  She really wasn't much help to me in the ways that I needed her to be and I can only hope and pray that my two grown sons don't feel that way about me.  I don't think they do.
Anyway, I have gained a few pounds back this summer.  I have been living it up with wine and gin and tonics to my hearts content.  But today's weigh in was a wake up call for me.  204 today.  Last month I was 198.  I was disappointed that I have gained, but I have to take the credit.
I made a promise to go back on plan 100%.  And, so I will.  I have.  I do wish I could find some comfort about the weight, but the training wheels are off for me.  I can't wait for guidance.  I am grown.  I need to do what I need to do and not take the road of denial.  It is make it or break it time for me.  I have a choice.  I can continue being off plan or I can make the change right here to be back on course.  I don't know how many of you have been lured by summer eating and drinking, but I hope that you can do what you need for your body to be healthy.  Do it today, won't you?


  1. Oh I am so excited you have jumped back on the journey. And thanks again for the FB friend request. Now you will get to see another side of me outside the WW journey. smile.

  2. Welcome back! I know it seems frustrating but you will figure it out!!! Weight loss is such a tough journey and there is so much learning along the way. You will figure out what works for you. I know you will!


  3. I know you can do it. Your post was great. Personally, it isn't just summer foods that lure me. It is Fall, Winter and Spring foods as well.

    I look forward to traveling along on your journey.

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