Let’s talk about setbacks. Or maybe, setups? 

I have been out of action for the last week and a half with a small surgical procedure. As a result, I have not been quite as focused on diet as I was. 

But, as they say, I’m back in the saddle.

A check on my scale shows that my number is about the same; I feel motivated to get back in the swing of eating right. I definitely loved seeing those numbers drop. My activity level has been down since I had my procedure. The good news is, I am starting to feel like a normal person again.

I know that sometimes it feels like the progress is very slow. I’ve also been at this long enough to know that the real progress is made in the setbacks. Maybe progress is stalled, maybe my old rhythms and routines are pulling at me. But I know these ‘setbacks’ are actually opportunities to increase my discipline, increase my focus, and reinforce the rhythm of pressing on.. 

It’s discouraging to look in the mirror and see someone staring back at you that is fifty pounds heavier than your self-image. It happens to us all. The key is to focus on the small things, the little steps. Just like every football coach in America has said, you have to take things one day at a time. Keep up the effort, and the reward will be waiting.

Keep working friends; we will get there.

Dr. T. Cail