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Yoda

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One of the Sparkblog entries today was about motivation: and BOY can I use a little motivation right now. My pattern of weight loss is to plateau for weeks and then to drop somewhat rapidly for a week, gain a pound or two, then plateau again. It is highly frustrating. The overall trend is downward though, although not as fast as I'd like to see. I'm fairly impatient, and fairly competitive, and to see my line on my weight loss chart hovering ABOVE the goal weight line makes me grind my teeth.

So this blog (go ahead and check it out) had a lot of quotes in it that made me stop and breathe and digest: try to assimilate the info (altho I guess that's the BORG, not Yoda)

So Yoda says: “Do or do not. There is no try.”

Now that seems a little harsh. I think people should be given credit for sincere effort. After all, no one succeeds ALL of the time, no matter how much we want to. There is no dishonor in knowing you gave it your best shot.

But then again that's the point: giving it your BEST shot. Keeping on trudging forward when the way is slow and the traveling difficult. Seriously, what are you gonna do: lie in the ditch until someone comes along to pick you up? Naw. one foot in front of the other until you get there.

So Yoda: Smart, he is.
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SQUIRRELLYONE 3/14/2013 10:34AM

    Never give up! Never surrender!

One of my best traits is that I choose activities that are self-motivating. I climb as much because it's FUN as I do for exercise. I dance because I love the way my body feels doing it as because it's a fantastic ab workout! Staying motivated to eat mindfully is harder (because food is so delicious), but I target that by making my healthy foods delicious!

There is no try, but doing is not always going to get you immediate results! You can only continue to do, and do as well as you can!

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PKTRUCKDRIVER 3/13/2013 2:10PM

   
Never ever give up, I too have platued and for over a month, and yes frustrating , but I can not give up, change yes, but give up no, never

Congrats so far

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