Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop peddling.
Anybody out there coasting? You know, when we work hard, get up some speed, or are going downhill and stop peddling. What happens when we stop peddling? We gradually slow down and could stop altogether if we didn't start up again.
For some reason many of us, myself included, think we deserve a break. We have exercised; we have followed our eating plan; we have been drinking water like crazy and we are just tired of it. We just can't be expected to keep on like this for crying out loud. Whenever extending the school year or the school day is mentioned there is the outcry for those poor children. It's the adults, not the children, who complain. They must have a break or something awful will happen. They deserve it. The number of paid days off is getting to be interesting to me. If the holiday falls on Sunday, then Monday is the day off. When we get that day off for Veteran's Day how many people have plans to celebrate the veterans? But we deserve that time off because if it's on the weekend we will be cheated. It wouldn't be fair. The school day in Japan is longer.The school year is longer. Guess if America is behind Japan in math and science.
We have gotten so used to "breaks" that continuity is hard to maintain. The school year is like it is because of the family farm that needed the kids home in the summer to help. Those days are long gone. We have to catch up after the summer or review and get kids peddling again.
It is a mindset. Remember when the 4 minute mile was broken? It was thought to be impossible. After it was broken for the first time, several others then broke it as well. Our "you deserve a break today" thinking can get us into trouble and put pounds back on.
We will never be able to stop peddling or we will fall off the bike. We will never be able to eat thoughtlessly or we will fall off of our maintenance weight. Unfortunately we will fall up our weight instead of falling down. Bummer.
Anyway, let's not stop peddling ever. We may be able to slow down some at maintenance. We never want to fall off this bike.