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Never ever give up!

Friday, January 03, 2014

I am anti resolutions for this reason: Most people will give them up on the 15th or so. Every day is a new day to change your life!

Last year, I was 250-260 and went down a bit. I have no clue how much. I think I was 14 pounds from my lowest weight. Then life happened and bam! I started to gain. Then I started again. I got down to 230s. Well, life changed again and bam! I'm back in the winners circle. Do you know how much I weigh today? 223.5! (and I am pretty sure my scale isn't broken like the one time where I was losing "3" pounds a day)

I may not have gotten to my goal. But I am at "goal." My goal was to be as close to 214 as possible. I am less than 10 pounds away from 214. And this is past the holidays. The holidays! I lost about 30+ pounds this year.

Think about it. If I gave up up, I would have never seen that number on the scale. I would probably be back up to 275 or something. Maybe even back to my highest weight. I didn't wait for the resolution time. I didn't wait for next Monday. I've started on many random weeks. Sometimes it was just as simple as drinking more tea or using less sugar in my coffee. There was one time I kept saying, well I will get serious next week but I was still be proactive by eating more veggies or something. So in 15 days or 30, when you've had a few bad days, get back on that wagon. Come on! Climb on in. The more the merrier.

If you gained back 10 pounds, it's okay! You're learning. You might be internalizing how you don't feel good at this weight. That's what happened to me in November. My knee started giving out again. I was still at a lower weight but I think I need to start accepting that a sedentary lifestyle will kill me.

So believe in yourself! You can do this. The only time you are a failure is when you give up completely. I've believed for all these years that I will not be fat forever. I will eventually lose this weight. I know how to do it. And I will do it.
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    Great job and you NEVER want to start over so don't give up !!

    2611 days ago
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    Great blog...very encouraging and motivating!
    2613 days ago
    Congrats on your progress! I sometimes fall into the trap of "waiting until Monday" to start things. But I do try to make new goals every month to keep myself on track!
    2614 days ago
    emoticon I have daily goals, which I make most days. The rest is history in this 8th year of maintenance. You are doing great, not giving up and building consistency will get you there! I admire what you've done; with the year you've had you so easily could have used it for an excuse to quit--and you didn't! emoticon
    2614 days ago
    "You might be internalizing how you don't feel good at this weight." That hits the nail on the head, right there, for me! I regained too and felt bad again to the point that I truly want my goal for how I will feel, not how I think I might look.
    Way to go for never giving up!!!
    You still hooping? Would love to see more vids when you feel like it. It inspires me so much.
    ~ Teresa
    2615 days ago
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    2615 days ago
    Every day is a gift today is a present and we are all warrior andthis year we will reach our greatest achievements hugz
    2615 days ago
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