I feel like I am at a crossroads. Or, more accurately a new beginning – a new threshold. I have been staying true to the path as I understand it, and I have made a lot of progress, but I have been stagnant weight loss-wise and I am ready to take the next step to get to my goal.
The readiness has been hard won. Over the last 6 weeks I have tried everything I could think of to modify what I am doing, hoping my weight will begin to drop again. It hasn’t. Last week I asked the universe and my friends (both in person and on Facebook) for some guidance and help. Elisabeth from RedBird Pilates recommended a nutritionist that has experience achieving success working with people who are stuck where I am on this journey. I contacted her today and will be scheduling an assessment next week. I am ready, I am willing, I just need direction from someone who I believe has a solution to my problem. I’m hoping this is it.
I was at a conference for work from Sunday to Wednesday this last week. When I get out of pocket its really easy for my food and exercise to get way off track and this trip was no exception. Or at least that’s the way it felt. We were staying at a Franciscan Spiritual Retreat and the beds were what you might expect at a monastery. Small, hard as a rock… I didn’t get much sleep the first couple of days. I felt like I was eating way too much and not getting enough exercise. I fully expected to have gained 5 lbs. when I got on the scale this morning… but I actually weigh the exact same as I did before the trip. Also, I was getting exercise, it just wasn’t what I’m used to. We did yoga every morning and I also walked about 3 miles every morning, heading down the mountain and back up again before the sun was even up. I guess the stuff I have been doing has become such an ingrained part of how I live that I just felt like I wasn’t doing things the right way because it was unfamiliar. That is really encouraging. In the past when I felt out of pocket like I did on this trip it ALWAYS meant I was gaining weight.
Oh, yeah. Everyone took a bunch of pictures at the conference and I can actually see the difference, which is also very encouraging.
I am really looking forward to this next phase of the journey. Something inside is telling me that this new resource is going to be exactly what I need to move forward. Fingers crossed…..