“Don’t cry over spilt milk” is an old phrase found in books as old as 1659 where it simply means that getting upset over things isn’t going to fix it. It’s hard to recover spilled milk. My daughter would say you shouldn’t be using milk anyway. The same is true about falling off the diet wagon. You can’t do anything about the past, except learn from it. Okay life happened and you gained your weight back. That was yesterday. Today is a new day.
“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13). We worked hard to lose weight and we regained it back. Weight loss seems impossible today. We wonder is there any possible way it will work. Paul the Apostle says to forget the past failures. Look forward. You can live none of your life in the past again. It will only be lived in the now, with a view to the future. Press on to the prize. As we are talking about our diet efforts, we can forget our failure and get back to work. Success comes in the future until one day it is here. The weight loss journey is a series of steps and you arrive at your destination. Forget the failure and look toward success. Just start again and lose that weight.