The Sprint becomes a Marathon
August 29, 2010
In April, when my weight loss started, until the middle of August, it was a sprint. Boom, boom, boom – the weight came off. Sure there were a few issues (constipation, for instance) but I felt energetic and the diet was working. Then came a week when my weight didn’t go down. Let me just tell you, there is the money I’m spending on the diet, the time the … and the internal chatter begins: The next week, up another ¾ of a pound.
During the previous week, I’d already made some obvious changes that pertain to my specific diet that may have been pushing the envelope. Now it was time to take a look at some of the other areas where I thought things were okay but in fact were not ok. For instance, the issue of constipation needed to be dealt with. This blog is not intended to be a medical blog and what I do may not work for anyone else, so I won’t get into specifics, but suffice it to say that I consulted a nutritionist about that. Over the weekend was a wedding with lots of my favorite foods. That presented challenges. And then Saturday night we went out and the salad I ordered came different than I thought it was going to.
All of the sudden, this sprint is turning into a Marathon. Today, I feel like I’m settling into the Marathon stride. It is really testing a muscle of mine that needs to be tested. I’m a person with infinite interests, my mind is like a flywheel, spinning from one thought to the next. In the type of work I do, counseling and coaching, every hour is a different set of issues. This requires staying power.