I read this article this morning on the sparkpeople.com site. It's really a good thing to remind myself especially about eating healthy(and life with difficult child). I have done a horrid job this week with mom's hospitalization but I'm going to start again. Fran Fall seven times. Stand up eight. - Japanese Proverb Overcoming obstacles one at a time Your goals may not come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy to get discouraged when roadblocks appear--in fact, it's only natural. You've invested time and emotion into creating the perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up. Sometimes, though, all you have to do to beat that barrier is to get back up and move forward again. Obstacles are like the Wizard behind the curtain--they're a lot less intimidating once you see them up close. Next time you take a step back, don't let guilt pile it on top of your previous "stumbles." Just take two steps forward and you're still farther along than you were before. It doesn't matter how many walls you face. You only have to get the better of that last one.