How many of us, with all our good intentions, go astray? We win battle after battle but occasionally our passion for food gets the better of us? I truly believe that for me it will always be a struggle. There I was, just three measly pounds from my goal and then I succumbed to temptation. How easy it would be to eat myself into oblivion, gaining back all of the forty plus pounds I've lost, and then some. I swore to myself that I would never, ever do that again and this is a promise I intend to keep.
I've been bad; Dunkin Donuts bad, chocolate bad, afraid to get on the scale bad, skipping Weight Watcher bad, not going to the gym bad.
So what's a girl to do? I will get back on the bandwagon. I still fit into my still new size six clothes but my middle is bulging unattractively and I hate it. Tomorrow I begin my penance. I will throw out every temptation in my new kitchen. I will step on that scale at a Weight Watcher's meeting, I will revisit the gym and do whatever it takes to lose those final three pounds plus whatever extra I am now carrying around.
Last week I mentioned the serendipitous seating of a Weight Watcher group leader at my dinner table on the cruise I took with my mom. Well, I visited her website and here is Judy's poem called Start Over - a poem which says it all.
If you've started out in pursuit of your goal and you've really tried with all your heart and soul, but somehow things got out of control-START OVER
When you've tried your best to do what you should and you thought this time that you surely would, but once again you didn't do good-START OVER
When you've worked so hard to follow the plan's way and you fought to win a victory each day, but one more time you went astray-START OVER
When the road to success seemed much too long and each temptation was oh so strong and once again you gave into wrong-START OVER
When you've told your friends what you planned to do and trusted them to help you through and soon discovered its up to you-START OVER
When you know you must be physically fit but your hope seems gone and your stuck in a pit. That's not the time for you to quit-START OVER
When the week seems long and successes few and at weigh in time your feeling blue, remember tomorrow is just for you-START OVER
To start again means a victory's been won and starting over AGAIN means a race well won and starting over AGAIN proves it can be done, so don't just sit there-START OVER
So if you find yourself in the same dilemma, just take a deep breath, know you are not alone and - start once again! That's what I am doing.