The ocean has its own rhythm. I'm not talking about waves. I'm talking about swells, and tides - a general ebb and flow.
Well, I've noticed a swell, lately, among the weight loss bloggers. So many of us, it seems, are dealing with the doldrums. I don't know if this is just an end-of-summer thing, or more a function of how long some have been on their journey to improved health. But, it is funny (odd) how a general malaise has hit, and caused a struggle for so many to remain dedicated to the task at hand.
Perhaps, it is important for us to stop every so often (appropriate for me, being this is day 40) and ask ourselves, "Where's the rainbow?"
We need to revisit the highlights of achievements we've made so far. And we need to remind ourselves of where we want to be - it is, in essence, a promise to ourselves. And I think it is important to hook up with a (currently) enthusiastic person. Enthusiasm is catchy! If ours runs low, we need to borrow that energy from someone else, until our own is reignited.
And, if nothing else, we need to give ourselves "just one more day" ... do that often enough, and we may just find our paths again.
Right now, I'm still in that golden time period that every new diet has - enthusiasm is high, and the weight is coming off steadily. But I know (too well), that things will slow down soon. And when plateaus hit, as they always do, it will be time to ask, "Where's the rainbow?"
So, to all my weight loss blogger buddies, who are suffering through the doldrums - hang in there! You don't reach your target if you give up. Walk if you can't run, even crawl if you must, but never give up! Visit bloggers who've made their goals, and recapture your enthusiasm - renew your strength!! You can do this ... we can ALL do this.