After we talked about weight loss plans, exercise plans and all the surface stuff. We got down in to the nitty-gritty of weight loss. The stuff beyond he battle of do I eat that cookie or take a walk. Those unanticipated issues, like clothes for the way down, frustrations of the plateaus, the fear that this won't last. We've all been there. We all know these things happen. They are hard to articulate and impossible for someone not on this journey to understand.
It was uplifting to me to talk with her about those things. We shared ideas for overcoming the issues, but mostly we nodded our heads in complete understanding as the other shared a struggle. I know it seems counter-intuitive. We shed tears, but in the midst of the tears, I felt triumph. I knew she had the right stuff to get to her goal and so do I.
I left with a renewed determination to battle through whatever is ahead and get to my goal weight. I know it won't be easy. If it were, no one would have weight issues. I'd prefer sunshine and flowers but I know that the rain and cold come. I feel empowered now to keep pushing through the dark places. They don't last forever. I will.