I’m at least content to say that through vacation and Thanksgiving, I’ve been able to maintain my teeny weight loss.
I looked up the word “maintain” and the part of the definition that stood out to me was to “preserve from failure.” I’ve felt like a failure in this aspect of my life for, well, most of my life. But nothing hurts more than making the effort but not seeing much progress.
“How hard is it to lose ten pounds?” Someone said to me. You might even be reading these posts and thinking the same thing. All I got to say is, it turns out to be very hard for this girl at least.
I’ll take simply maintaining for now. I’ll ride that line between success and failure all day if it means I don’t fall into a place of no return.
Besides, maintaining is key. I could lose all the weight in the world, but if I can’t maintain the progress, then I only bought myself a window of reprieve. Been there, done that.
On the downside, that line of thinking has kept me from pursuing weight loss as hard as I can. I probably have it in me somewhere to take it up a notch or five, but I know I won’t be able to maintain that lifestyle, and I would be setting myself up for yet another failure.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.Galations 6:9 (ESV)
I’ll suck up the failure of gaining a few pounds along the way, but the failure that I’m trying my hardest to avoid is the failure of giving up. I may have a difficult time believing that things will change for me, but if I give up, they’ll certainly change…for the worse.
Just let me get through the holidays unscathed by fudge (my specialty) and Christmas cookies.
Have you found any habits that you’ve been able to commit to for a long time? Please share them with me!