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Daily Courage to Continue My Weight Loss Battle!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I read The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss throughout the day and it gives me the strength to continue my Quest to continue my Weight Loss Battle! I've been in kind of a Slump recently so need this even more today than yesterday. . .It's been going around on people's blogs so if you haven't already read it-- read it now and I hope it helps you.

The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss

God grant me the Serenity
To Make good food Choices;
Courage to turn away from baked goods;
And energy to exercise daily.
Living Healthy one day at a time;
Enjoying my Journey;
Accepting that the road to Wellness can be hard;
Taking the tools of better eating out into the World
As I should, free from the bad habits of the past;
Trusting that making wise decisions today will pay off tomorrow;
If I Surrender to my Will
I will not beat myself up in this Life and the Next
But I will remember that this is a life long Journey;
A Journey that is well Worth ever Pound Lost.

It speaks volumes to me. . .as I am battling my weight loss Challenge Daily and need all the motivation I can get. I hope it helps you in Your Weight Loss Journey.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RASMUSSEN5 6/20/2011 10:34AM

    Thanks for posting this! Remember to remind yourself often that you are worth it and you can do anything!

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    Tish (TubLady) is right! It's a life long battle, and we will never be done fighting it. I have resigned myself to the fact that every waking minute will be a struggle, striving to make the right decisions and NOT to give into temptation.
In my own journey, I have faltered a time or two but always, that desire to see the scale go down has got me motivated again and back on track. I discovered too much snacking can lead to NO weight loss, so I have pretty much cut that out. And the scale is moving down again!
I like the serenity prayer. I will print it out and post it on my fridge. Thanks for sharing and good luck as you continue your battle and make progress towards getting healthier every day!

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TUBLADY 6/20/2011 9:49AM

    Thanks Jill for posting this version.
I need to read that often too. For even with all the success I have had I have my off days too. This week I felt I ate too much. I let myself get over confident that i could eat some foods in moderation and I found I can't.
Even with all my exercising I didn't lose this week. Of course the doctor said I will gain muscle. But i know when i have been good and I have slipped up some. So its one day at a time. Just keep trying to do the best we can.
If you are like me we know when we slip up and that's what we try to work on so it will not happen again.
Jill this road that we are on is a long one, there is not finish line, it's a road for our lifetime. A healthy fit life that we will both have, we just have to work at getting there.
Take care,
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2MUCHRUTHIE 6/20/2011 7:51AM

    Jill, my dear friend,

Keep plugging away and never, NEVER give up! Take your measurements and see if you have lost inches while you are on this plateau. You will be successful...I just know it. I will hold you up in prayer. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMMABE1 6/20/2011 4:22AM

    Wonderful advice!!
Jill- you say you are in a slump - do you mean the scales are stuck??
Try looking for other signs - stamina, loser clothes, happier mental attitude, sleeping better
There are so many other small things that we often don't notice in our own body!!
Hugs emoticon

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WILSLM70 6/20/2011 3:09AM

    Great poem - thanks for sharing

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TORTILLAFLATS 6/20/2011 2:42AM

    Jill, We can do it!!! and remember, we are worth it. If we just say no to a food that is screaming our name, the No's will become easier and before we know it our success will be over taking us!!! One day at a time emoticon


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SUSIEPH1 6/20/2011 2:32AM

    Hi Jill,
great poem!
Can I use it please?
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WENDYJM4 6/20/2011 2:20AM

    Hi Jill, nice poem. so true. emoticon

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PATTYCAKE17 5/27/2011 10:25AM

    Hi Jill, Thanks for posting this version of the Serenity prayer. I know it will help many people and it will sure help me. Hang in there. We're still on the road to recovery and it's a lifelong battle, but one that's worth fighting! emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 5/22/2011 5:17PM

    Lovely post Jill, hope you get as much from it as you need to take you to the next leg of your journey, have a great week! emoticon

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GLOMER 5/20/2011 12:25PM

    emoticon Thanks I needed this. You and I can do this!

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MS.ELENI 5/20/2011 9:07AM

    I copied this poem for myself.Good one emoticon

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TUBLADY 5/19/2011 7:32PM

    Thanks Jill, the poem is one we can all use.
You will come through this slump and be successful.
Sometimes the going get tough, but that's no reason to throw in the towel. Just dig in and don't give in. You are in control.
It's one day at a time. One pound at a time.
People ask me does it get easier? Yes, it does. But I am always thinking about what to eat, and what I have to stay away from.
But that's a small price to pay for good health and being fit.
Jill we are all behind you 100%.
Take care,
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPEEDY143 5/18/2011 11:25PM

    emoticon poem... thanks for sharing emoticon You hang in there Jill... you've master the hardest part!!! NOT QUITTING emoticon

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MOMFAN 5/18/2011 4:45PM

    Commit is daily to the Lord! You are a champion!

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LINOVER 5/18/2011 3:31PM

    I also had not seen this version of the Serenity Prayer. Thanks so much for sharing. By the way, I think you are doing great!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 5/18/2011 11:41AM

    Thanks for sharing the prayer.
I printed it out and am putting it where I'll see it frequently.
This is a long, hard journey that we are sharing but we need to just keep moving forward and climbing over the obstacles in our way.
Stay positive!

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DREAMGIRL76 5/18/2011 9:25AM

    Jill thank you for sharing I love it. Remember you are never alone. You can do this, I know you can, baby steps, one day at a time, one meal at a time.

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LADISHEFFLADY1 5/18/2011 8:27AM

    Hang in there Jill! It's the journey that we should enjoy and it sounds like you're trying to do just that! Keep pressing on! emoticon

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IMAYARNIE 5/18/2011 8:21AM

    Jill, I hear ya! I, as you and so many others am struggling all the time. I follow my plan but it's not moving. Molasses in January in Alaska moves faster! LOL! This poem is a good one. I hadn't seen it before. Thanks for posting it.


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JOANNS4 5/18/2011 8:00AM

    This is great. Thank you for sharing it. One step at a time, one day at a time.

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COOLMAMA11 5/18/2011 7:38AM

    Jill here is another poem to read!

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,

And you feel like the biggest failure in town.

When you want to give up just because you gave in,

and forget all about being healthy and thin.

So What! You went over your points a bit,

It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.

It's learning the skills to get back in your range.

It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.

You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.

You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,

if you summon the will to get back in the race.

But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,

Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.

And learn too late when the damage is done,

that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,

but facing each challenge will help you grow.

Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.

When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,

If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

- Author Unknown

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COOLMAMA11 5/18/2011 7:33AM

    Jill, you are doing great, I see by your ticker you are down 24 lbs..woo hoo my friend, your hard work is paying off. I know the process is a long, slow one, but as I've said before, the exercise and healthy eating is so good for our bodies, that alone is worth doing what we do on a daily basis...I am here for you my friend...I'm rooting for you all the way...We can do this, one day at a time. I am learning to rise each morning, and to keep ther negative talk out (I don't feel like exercising,I will do it tomorrow, just this one time etc) I have replaced it with positive thinking, and it is working!My weight loss is next to nothing, but I feel so much better all the way around!It took years to get to this weight, so it isn't going to come off overnight, so keep plugging Jill, and keep making those decisions that will benefit you and your over-all health! We can do this!Sending big hugs your way! emoticon


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SUSIEPH1 5/18/2011 6:48AM

    Hi Jill , You are doing well my friend ... it will happen!!
just keep tracking and eating well, and a little exercise and you will get there ..
Remember it has taken you a long time to get to the weight you are, so it is pretty obvious it will take a while for it to come off !!.
Try not to get to despondent my friend ... it really will happen!!
love and hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEANZFRD 5/18/2011 6:24AM

    Hey Jill, you are doing great. Continue to tackle one day at a time, you can do it!

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STITCHINGNAN 5/18/2011 3:33AM

    Love the prayer. I had wondered if prayers for losing weight were trivial and maybe self pride? I need all the help I an get so I will copy that prayer out. Ree

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2MUCHRUTHIE 5/18/2011 2:15AM

    Thanks for sharing. I am battling my old self talk...just this once...1 piece won't hurt--I don't like water..or exercise...I'll start tomorrow...

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SLM1988J 5/18/2011 1:59AM

  Love it... couldnt be further from the truth. emoticon

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