Thursday, August 29, 2013
"Desire is the key to motivation,
but it's determination and commitment
to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal
-- a commitment to excellence --
that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
-- Mario Andretti
Motivational speakers share how PERSISTENCE is often their key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like you will never reach your goal?
How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Again.
I lost -60 lbs... then got off of SparkPeople and relaxed my choices and gained every single ounce back in just a few years! I originally joined SparkPeople in Sept. 2008... and here it is Sept. 2013 and I still struggle with obesity!
I keep telling myself that this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down-- it’s the staying down!!! I am DETERMINED to unlock the healthy, slender "Camille" inside and experience her freedom!
I CAN DO THIS! I am giving it just one more shot... and if I slide again...
I'm going to give it one more.
I think about all the sweat and time I've committed already. I've come this far, I'd be feckless of me to quit without a fight.
Even though the odds are way out of my reach, I'm reaching out to take one last swing. I don't know what will happen this time. But I do know that Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes my way. How many times have you seen athletes make miraculous winning moves while lunging for a ball that seemed impossible to reach? I am determined to find victory in the effort.
Since my recommitment January 2013 I've lost 31.6 lbs. & 22 inches
and at this moment, I've slid a little off program, but awoke to a NEW DETERMINATION to reach my goal weight... but at 258.4 lbs (down from 289.8), I definitely have a long way to go and must remain PERSISTENT!
Hugs & blessing, Camille
SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
― Calvin Coolidge
Decide what you want.
Decide what you are willing to exchange for it.
Establish your priorities...
and get to work!
There's a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in doing something,
you do it only when it's convenient.
When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES;
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
For your weight loss goals to succeed,
your main motivation should grip your attention like a new love.
Your main motivation is the best reason you can think of for getting up,
getting active and getting healthy.
Do you know what yours is?
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I LOVE THE BLC CHALLENGES on SPARKPEOPLE.COM!!! And, I am soooo grateful to those of you who lead this amazing group!!! Since joining SparkPeople in 2008, I have proven to myself time and again that I cannot lose the weight without this challenge. When my schedule becomes too busy and I drop out, I also gain the weight.
THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
Even though my schedule became crazy again, I am very proud of myself for remaining somewhat on track and seeing these weight loss results:
End of Round Measurements (August 28) in Inches:
Neck = -.5
Bust = -1.5
Waist = -4.0
Abdomen = -2.25
Hip = -2.5
Lt Thigh = -1.0
Rt Thigh = -1.0
Lt Knee = -0.75
Rt Knee = -1.5
Lt Calf = -0.75
Rt Calf = -0.25
Lt Bicep = -0.5
Rt Bicep = -1.0
TOTAL INCHES LOST IN BLC22: -17.5
TOTAL POUNDS LOST IN BLC22: -15
BLC 21 starting weight = 289.8 (Jan. 16, 2013)
BLC 22 starting weight = 273.4 (Jun. 05, 2013)
BLC 22 ending weight = 258.4 (Aug. 28, 2013) -31.4 so far
CAMILLE'S BLC 22 GOALS:
**** Work as hard as I can to Finish in the TOP 50
**** Be Faithful to my eating plan & Make healthy choices
**** Eat Veggies for Snacks - this works for me!
**** No Carbs within 2 hours before bedtime
**** 20 min Exercise / participate in our BLC/FOX challenges
**** Drink my water 8-8 oz. glasses
**** Get proper sleep 6 to 8 hours
**** Recognize where I need Discipline & take steps toward improvement
The next round of BLC23 is open for registration! Come join us, it just might be the discipline you need to reach your goals!!!! Here's the link:
So what IS BLC? "BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE" - 22 teams of about 30 members each lead by 2-5 veterans that will give you weekly challenges, nutritional help and lots of encouragement. You will make new friends through the daily chatter on the team threads. It's been many's secret to success. The challenges encourage us to push just past our comfort zones, try new foods, etc.
This BLC23 round will help you safely navigate past the unhealthy Holiday seasons that approach.
Think this would benefit you? DON'T delay - there are not many spots remaining.
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