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In The Words of Hannah Montana and Winston Churchill

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ever since I was about 10 years old I have been off and on these so called “diets”, I tried weight watchers multiple time, which ended up being a waste of my moms money, but what my true problem was is that I had this preconceived notion that I had to be perfect. I had an all or nothing type of attitude that brought inevitable failure to my weight loss efforts. The Reason that I am able to lose the weight this time around is that I realized that I am not perfect…..in fact as Hannah Montana puts it best…..

“Everybody makes mistakes,
Everybody has those days…
Nobody's perfect!
I gotta work it!
I know in time I'll find a way
Nobody's perfect!

Sometimes I fix things up
And they fall apart again
Nobody's perfect

I might mix things up
But I always get it right in the end…
Next time you feel like... it's just one of those days...
when you just can't seem to win
If things don't turn out the way you plan,
FIGURE SOMETHING ELSE OUT!
Don't stay down! Try again! YEAH!"

And no…. I don’t listen to Hannah Montana in my free time, I made this connection when over hearing my sister watching the show, but what I find kind of funny is the fact that a children’s show on Disney channel wrote this song. I feel these lyrics sum up a lot of the learning that I have had to do in these past 9.5 months, and a lot of grown adults could learn a lot from the messages in this song.

I am not perfect, I may mess up sometime, but I learn from those mistakes and move on. Before, when I was trying to be perfect, one little mistake would cause my whole day to go haywire. I would think “oh I had a cookie at lunch, well dinner doesn’t really matter anymore, and why bother going to the gym”. Nowadays I am able to move on from mistakes, and try to make it better. If I were faced with a similar situation now I would probably had a lighter dinner and went to the gym to burn off those extra calories, no harm done!

One thing that I still struggle with now is having patience and perseverance, weight doesn’t come off as fast as you would like, but it comes off!! Sometimes I will get down on myself with a half pound loss a week, or sometimes no lose at all…..but I always remind myself of one of my favorite quotes……

“Never, never, never give up”
-Winston Churchill

Keep going on Spark Friends, you CAN and WILL reach your goal with passion, perseverance, and patients……and remember “nobody's perfect!”
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