Hopelessness: The Sequel

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's been said that Love makes the world go 'round, but Hope is the fuel that makes it happen. Without Hope, people give up. Nothing matters. 'What's the use' becomes the motto. Hence: hopelessness. Hopelessness is a buzz kill. It is a death knell -- especially for anyone trying to lose weight. So today, when a feeling of hopelessness came over me, I decided to confront it head on instead of letting it have its way with me. So I asked myself why was I feeling this way. Answer: too much weight to lose (100+) and it will take forever. Next, I dissected each of these points. Point 1-Too much weight to lose. Really? Well, has it been done before? Yes. Will it be done again? Yes. Then it is doable. Point 2-It will take forever. Really? That is the thing about hopelessness, it often deals in exaggerations. It will take some time, yes, but not forever. I immediately felt better -- even invigorated. I was the dragon slayer and hopelessness was the dragon I just slayed. (insert pump fist) Haha, the games we play to get through the day. But I say, whatever works to keep you on track to reach your goals and slay those dragons.
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    I'm with you - don't give up. Take it a step at a time and stay focused. You have the power to determine the outcome!
    1891 days ago
    I love your attitude and I believe you will make your goals. Keep on keeping on even it is by taking baby steps.
    1891 days ago
    You go get those dragons girl, slay them all!! I will slay mine!! I loved this blog, you sounded a lot like my husband. He says he is at war! Whatever is needed to get healthy and change our lives we have to use to get it done and get through it!! Keep up the good work emoticon
    1892 days ago
    If 100 pounds is too daunting break it up into smaller chunks once the weight starts moving off it will increase your hopefulness and you can reset your goals. When I got started January 2009, my goal was to get down to the low 200's with a dream of 180. When I started Spark (at 235) my goal was to get down to 180. As the weight fell off rather easily compared to the previous two years, I chamged my goal to 155 (healthy BMI). Now that I am close to that BMI I actually am starting to dream of getting below it. It is only a dream, I'll let you know if it becomes a goal when I reach 155 emoticon emoticon
    1893 days ago
    Giving up and being hopeless is easy... anyone can do that. You are choosing to succeed and are determined. That is your chosen path. You have slayed hopelessness and victory is your sights. Bravo!! emoticon
    1893 days ago
    let's then slay those dragons!!! really nice way to put it!!! emoticon
    1893 days ago
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