A new beginning...it really is different this time
Monday, May 24, 2010
We often say, "it's different this time," when it isn't. After all, history tends to repeat itself, and without a true catylist for change, we tend to do the same things over and over again.
However, this weekend, I picked up my Spark book, and read it again. Why hadn't I noticed the gentle beginning before? I have had an "all or nothing" approach to health and weight loss for as long as I can remember, which has taken me through many, many diet programs and much weight that have been lost, and then gained because I couldn't maintain perfection. It is with much fear and trepidation that I begin again, and instead of just skimming the material I am devouring it and pledging my first fast break and my first week of permanent change. This time, I will be gentle with myself, knowing mistakes will happen and also knowing this is the beginning of a lifetime change.
Any words of wisdom that you might have for me would be greatly appreciated! I have tried this alone for too long. Thanks for listening!