Dear Me (12 weeks from now)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
How does it feel, knowing that you are in this to win it? By the time you read this, you'll be at least 20 pounds lighter than when you started. Even as I write this, you've started to realize how much you've missed exercising regularly. Already, you've gotten a good dose of what you're capable of!
You tend to hyper-focus, which is great for challenges like the BLC... less so for overall weight loss and health. Don't lose steam now! This is just the beginning. Keep going. Keep pushing. Don't hold yourself to such a level of perfection that one slip up means you quit. (C'mon. We know it is true! You've done it before. But not this time, right? Of course right!)
As your favorite author, Lucy Maud Montgomery once wrote, "We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us."
Remember that. Take those words to heart. You've come so far! You can keep going!
To further quote the creator of the Anne-girl:
“Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them-- that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.” (Thank you, L.M.M. for providing so many pearls of wisdom that I have fallen back on for most of my life.)
So, keep reaching! Keep aspiring to better yourself. You owe Kieradyn and Gideon (and yourself) that much!
Tamra of Weeks Past