#493: Overcoming Bumps in the Road
Monday, June 20, 2011
This week's Orlando Sentinel newspaper carried a report about how the current Florida budget does not provide funding for a new building at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
When asked to comment, M.J. Soileau, a UCF spokesman, said, "We have humps and bumps all the time as a public institution. We didn't get this far to stop at the first bump. We will not move forward at the pace we wanted, but we won't fold the tent and go home, either."
Isn't that an inspiring attitude, one that not only applies to campus construction but that applies equally to our weight loss efforts?
Notice what he said:
"We have bumps and humps all the time..."
"We didn't get this far to stop at the first bump."
"...we won't fold the tent and go home..."
Doesn't that describe our journeys to become thinner people? Don't we hit bumps along the way, times when our progress stagnates and the scale refuses to budge?
When we do, let's recall those wise phrases above and know that we will have detours but that these detours need not derail us. Let's not give up at the first difficult time. When we hit a rough spot along the way, let us vow to never give up, to never fold our tent and go home.
We can do this, one pound at a time, no matter how long it takes, for we are warriors who do not quit trying. We are in this for the long haul and we will not allow a bump in the road to stop our progress.