March 3, 2011

Weigh In: .8 lb Loss

167 lbs

I thought the picture of the road was appropriate for today's weigh-in post. Here's why:

1. I have lost weight 3 weeks in a row now. I have also been on a consistent work-out schedule, with this road as my partner, for about 3 weeks. Coincidence? I think not.

2. In trying to lose weight, something I have been trying to do for most of my life, it has finally been made clear to me that I must choose the narrow road. The road that is "less travelled by." The narrow road is the one that leads to where I want to go. Where I NEED to go.

3. I will forever be on the road. Never "arriving" is something I had to come to terms with, both concerning my health and life in general. This has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. --Robert Frost

The Narrow and Wide Gates
Enter through the narrow gate.
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,
and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,
and only a few find it. --Jesus Christ (Matt. 7:13-14)



{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...


you've got really pretty roads down there. it always looks so sunny, and the grass is so lush and green.
not bad for the road less traveled.

Chrissy said...

I just found your blog through JewliaGoulia's recent the quotes! I'm having an exceptionally rough week and I really needed some inspiration! So thanks!

Deb Willbefree said...

The narrow road...the one less traveled. Rreally struck a chord. big.

Just yesterday, after 3 whole days of not eating after 8PM, (chuckle. sigh)a thought occurred to me. You know those thoughts that take a nanosecond to think and a volume to write?

But it was the idea that it was okay to make the following statement a principle as much as not stealing was a life principle for me---and how odd saying and living by that in a matter of fact way that would be. Just etch it in stone and settle it: "I do not eat after 8PM."

You know, when someone offers me something at an event--"Oh, thanks so much, but I don't eat after 8PM." Simple. Settled. Firm. Odd.

This post reminded me of the "feel" of that thought.



D.W. said...

beautiful. Keep on keepin on!

Kristi said...

Love the poem (always have) and verse! You are doing fantastic! I LOVE that February 2011 picture of you on the right-hand side. You look magnificent! ;-)

Love ya!