Reflection has become a major part of my weight maintenance journey. I’m not always sure where the reflection might take me or where it may have come from. For example, as I sat down to write this post, the words of a very old song came to mind: “… The road is long with many a winding turn.” Interestingly enough, a long and winding road is what I find myself on at this point in my journey.
The first six months (May – November) of my maintenance plan played out as a pretty straight road – not too many twists or off ramps. Although some days were a bit more challenging than others, I was able to stay steady on the course toward my goals: weight range, 120-125; regular journaling; and scheduled weigh-ins. I started feeling pretty comfortable and in control. I neglected to see some of the twists and turns that lay ahead.