Tuesday 25th October 2016
While we are away my boys have decided that they want to learn to surf. We are staying not far from a popular surfing town in Devon so we go to the nearest shop and book them a few lessons.
They would paddle out to the waves and wait for a good wave to surf on. Sometimes they would get totally wiped out, sometimes they would have to wait for a long time, they might even have the opportunity but miss it completely.
A lot of hard work goes into them catching the perfect wave. They would need to do a lot of paddling, they would also need to be in the perfect position and, even then, there is no guarantee that they will actually catch it. In fact 9 times out of 10 it would end up with a spectacular wipeout and they would need to start all over again.
Then it happens – they are in the perfect position and along comes the perfect wave and they time it beautifully and they stand up and ride that wave. For them all that effort had been worth it just for that one moment.
That is how it has been for me this year. I have put in a lot of hard work just to lose weight. I have had to wade my way through the struggles of watching people eat any food they wanted while I was being good. Sometimes I even had to wait and persevere while the scales just didn’t move.
But when it happens I have placed myself in the perfect position and the scales go down again and for me in that moment all my effort has been worth it.
I have been really frustrated lately with the lack of movement on the scales. I have found it really hard to stay motivated especially because I am away and seeing a lot of nice food about.
Little reminders like this have helped me to stay on track and all I thought I was doing was watching the boys surf.