Few of us will travel a straight path to weighing less. There will be false starts, unplanned detours, stalled engines, and dead ends. But the answer is not to start over–only this time “do it right.”
Those false starts and dead ends are all part of the learning. The program is not a year long because that’s how long it should take to attain your ideal weight. The program is a year long to allow time for lots of failure.
We do not achieve success when we put sufficient distance between ourselves and our failures. We achieve success when we learn to bring our failures close, examine them with clear eyed compassion, learn what we can from them, and use them as fuel for future growth.