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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

011 Waiting is the Hardest

Whether I find myself waiting for a birthday, special event, doctor's appointment or date, I find myself impatient and easily frustrated. Why is it that waiting is so hard and yet we have to do so much of it in life? I truly believe waiting is the hardest.

In this case it was waiting for the six months of doctor supervised weight loss to be over! You get into a routine--eat right, exercise and repeat. Things get boring. There seems to be no end in sight (although you really know that it is only going to take six months). Everything seems to be moving so slowly! What to do?

Well, the answer is NOT to fall off the wagon. HOWEVER, that's where we found ourselves. We started slacking off and caught ourselves thinking more than once "oh we still have months left to…fill in the blank". Then you start to backslide.

In our case this resulted in a stern talking to from Dr. Weiderholt. At first we were a little put off by how forceful she was (especially Jimmy) but looking back on it now I can see that it was exactly what we needed to hear at that moment. If we thought for a second that she was going to call off the supervised weight loss then she knew that we would re-double our efforts to keep going. She knew that we want this more than anything and she had to make us see that even though we still had four or three or two months left to go before all the actual surgery appointments and insurance approval processes could begin that it was still important to stick with it.

Does that mean that we are now perfect and never ever backslide? NO! By no means! We are still human and very prone to ordering pizza when we are feeling tired or lazy but at least we know that are not in this alone and we will be held accountable for our actions and we know that we don't have to wait for that!

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