Let’s be honest, maintaining weight loss can get a bit tiresome and may even seem a little boring. Developing health routines and saying “no” to foods that most people say “yes” to can lose its appeal over time. It’s easy to forget how bad you used to feel , the compliments eventually come to a halt, and it’s easy to drift back to old behavior.
When I was a child, I was a baseball fanatic. I loved fielding, hitting, sliding, and rooting for the Cincinnati Reds. My brother, two neighbor boys, and I played endless games of tennis ball in the neighbor’s yard. The rules were simple--right field was closed, pitcher’s hand, and over the bushes for a home run. I loved those bushes. Don’t tell my sixth-grade teacher, but my parents once allowed me to skip school, hang out with Grandma, and watch the Reds play their opening day game on TV. This was serious stuff.