Missing in Action
Monday, September 12, 2011
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been noticing the number of my SP friends who have been missing in action. I realize that we lead busy lives, as I certainly do. But I also notice that those people who are consistent with SP and who keep up with their logging and who keep up with all the SP points tend to be much more successful than those who don’t. In addition, in talking with some people who disappeared for a while and now are back, every person I talked to has told me that it was shame that kept them away - ashamed because of their lack of success.
I hope that anyone reading this will realize that there is no reason to be ashamed just because your success is not as great as you’d like for it to be. We all are different and progress at different rates. Our bodies are different, our metabolism is different, our drive and willpower are different, our energy level is different, and consequently, our results are going to be different. Sometimes, I know it can be frustrating. You count your calories, kick all the sugary and greasy foods, and you increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and whole grains and you get in more physical activity yet the number on that scale STILL hasn’t moved in weeks. I get it. But don’t let that be a reason to get discouraged and quit. What do you think happens if you throw in the towel?
So, hang in there and keep up with what you’re doing and remember, there are many measures of progress besides the scale: blood pressure, glucose level, cholesterol, and the way your clothes are fitting are just a few of them. Be inspired, and even if you aren’t losing like you want, you’re still successful if you also aren’t gaining.
“Quitters never win, and winners never quit.”