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Attitude -- is such a major thing!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

When people ask me how I have lost my weight, and have stayed on course, I have to say "attitude". Believing in myself and knowing that I can do this has been the fundamental reason I have been able to keep on track. Don't get me wrong, there have been and continue to be days when I am blue or disappointed in myself -- when I know I ate/drank something that I knew I shouldn't. The difference for me now, versus all the thousands of failed attempts before, is my attitude. i will allow myself about a 5 minute "pitty party" then I remember that this is a journey and that I do have complete control and that I can and will do this. I still have about 25-30 pounds to lose, and I am now at the "hard part" - you know the part of the journey when no matter how "good" and disciplined you are,it might take 3 weeks to lose 1 pound. I find myself and my attitude being challenged more often, but keep telling myself -- its a journey and you have control. I will get to my ultimate goal - I don't care if it takes a few years -- i will get there!! And now each day, even if there is little to no additional loss, I am really uplifted by the knowledge that I am so much more healthier and know that I am eating in a responsible and healthy way -- setting a great example for my daughter!!
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    Wow and here I thought a decent pity party had to be 10 minutes...tee hee. Great Blog, you've come a long way baby!
    3336 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Great blog! I have day long pitty parties, but the important part is to get over it and keep working.

    Co-Leader, Spark Texas
    3336 days ago
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