Friday, June 5, 2009

Bumps In The Road

My commute to work is a 60-plus mile round trip. Over the years I've become quite familiar with the route I take to get there. That doesn't mean that the trip is exactly the same every day. There's always something new demanding my attention. Construction, accidents, potholes and heavy volume are just some of the obstacles I must face regularly. Detours are something to be expected, no matter how annoying they are.

The road I'm navigating to return to the healthy habits I abandoned is also filled with obstacles to avoid. These "bumps in the road" must be handled carefully. If not, I risk running off the road and never reaching my destination.

This is my way of saying that I encountered one of these bumps last night in the form of ice cream and fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. That left me with a question this morning: What was I going to do about it? Was I going to continue going "off road" or did I want to get back on the highway so I could resume my journey to better health?

My answer is simple. I am back on the road to the "No Junk Zone" after a slight diversion. No matter what your goal or priority, a slight bump in the road does not signify catastrophe. As Ol' Blue Eyes used to sing, "Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again."


Kathy said...

Like Michael on Burn Notice, you brought the enemy into the camp. I don't know what your circumstances were, but I know the smell of fresh baked cookies would do me in and I would try to avoid that smell if I could. At various times, I've had to ask my husband not to bring certain foods into the house because I didn't feel I was in a strong enough position to deal with them. If there are any left, maybe Fi would blow them up for you! (Don't think I would go the beer and yogurt route either!)

Susan said...

Yes, I have been watching your blog for a while and I'm glad you're back! It must be difficult if you are confronted with cookies and fettuccine regularly... hang in there!

David Dane said...

I am glad to see you are back writing. I click in once in a while to see how you are. You are still listed on the left side of my blog.
I know how hard it is to maintain that weight. I, as you may know, kept my weight at 180-pounds for over one year. Well, I regained 12-pounds to find myself at 192-pounds four days ago.
I, like you, love the sweets (carbohydrates).
It's a real challenge keeping the weight off for sure.
I hope that you'll keep at it.