Here is the second sign of my new series and you all must be wondering: Is it the last one? No, but I do need to STOP.
Many times during my journey to a better and healthier life, I needed to STOP. I needed this time to assess where I was and whether I should make a course correction.
It is easy to say to oneself to STOP eating late at night, STOP eating junk, STOP being a couch potato or STOP putting things off until the next day. It may be easy to say but it is much more difficult to do.
This is why it is best to STOP to review what information I have gained and learned from past endeavors to help my cause. I definitely do not want to STOP using the support and accountability that I get from TOPS.
Following the right signs will help, following the wrong signs could possibly do more damage. I am glad that TOPS will never STOP providing correct, valid evidence in TOPS News, on the TOPS website and during TOPS Talks concerning all the newest things out there for me to use in charting my own course. We should all use the information TOPS provides to guide us in communication with our healthcare providers. Yes, the choice is ours and we all need to STOP being judgmental on how others plot their course. There is no right or easy way to lose weight.
While it is fine to STOP and check the signs, I need to remember to start up again. Maybe that is why this STOP sign is so tricky. I know it is good to STOP some behaviors, but at the same time, I need to STOP and find new ways to STOP old habits.
Once again, I must remind myself that this will never be an easy journey and I must always reach out for support. I could have never accomplished what I have if I had tried to do it alone.
If I get stuck or seem to STOP dead in my tracks, I will remember that the STOP sign is the toughest one. Getting to the other signs will be helpful, I just need to look at this STOP sign and realize that if I move the first letter to the end, STOP becomes TOPS and I am back on course. I will never STOP TOPS.