Sunday, January 20, 2013
I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On twenty-six occasions, I have been entrusted to take the game's winning shot...and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's why I succeed. -- Michael Jordan.
I really like this quote by MJ because it reminds me that failure is part of success. I have tried to lose weight before and I would do really well for about 3 months and then just fizzle out. Back in 2009, I lost apx 40 pounds and felt great but I have gained it all back. I have to keep trying for the sake of my health.
I started this diet 1-1/2 weeks ago and I was doing fine but I did not feel that euphoria that I usually feel at the beginning of a diet. This worried me because I have failed when I did start strong and now I wasn't even having a strong start. (Although I was still sticking with the diet.) I believe that it was self hatred that was holding me back. I just couldn't allow myself to celebrate the small victory of sticking to the plan and having a quick water loss because I knew that I still had such a long way to go and I might just fail again.
I initially joined spark people so that I can track every single calorie easily and quickly throughout the day. Although it does seem to take longer than I expected to log the info in, I think I will stay on the site because reading the success stories has really inspired me to believe that I actually CAN do this. I actually CAN change my life.