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Everyday Insights from the Weight Loss Journey

There is so much wisdom in my midst!  I pulled out these tidbits from past e-mails from clients and group members:

Just listing the positive things made me realize that although my eating was off for a week, I was still moving in the right direction.  As someone in our group once said:  “Progress, not perfection”.  I’m not the same person I was two months ago . . .  or five months ago.  I’m progressing.   Moving forward…

(Regarding new weight loss fads)  It’s frighteningly tempting to want to jump on these bandwagons even though you KNOW in your heart, it’s never a simple fix.  If it were…

(Regarding a weight plateau)  I am going to capitalize on this phase because I know that these things sort of “wave in” and “wave out” and there will come a time in my future when I may have to put it in neutral for a little bit until it passes.  It’s nice to have a year’s worth of history so that I will recognize it for what that is and be able to respect it without going “off plan.”

Insight that is learned through continued practice is life-changing.  We all have it in us – genius!

Observations in NYC

Note to self:  Yes, put some effort into looking as good as you can as you age, and by all means stay as healthy as possible, but please, PLEASE do not focus too much on the superficial or cling too desperately to your appearance or even to your life itself.

Hummus and pita at the Creperie on York in NYC

I am in NYC for 2 days, spending a little time with my daughter.  We have had some great talks.  One topic we really examined – making big life changes that always involve giving something up.

If a change is in the interests of greater personal peace and fulfillment, there will be more to gain than to lose, but it is still natural to wish we could cherry pick the past and choose what we save from it. Continue reading