Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Failing is the end- when you have lost. So, never give up the game and keep playing no matter what. Bad breakfast? A binge? Did that really undo your whole life? NO! You are telling yourself it did so that you can continue with destructive behavior. Now the cards are on the table from someone who knows. I didn't get to 460 pounds without having myself tricked, and I didn't lose over 240 pounds without surgery by turning a blind eye to my mind's tricks.
Staying off SparkPeople when you are floundering is another way to fail. Surround yourself with role models and try to embrace some of their techniques that work in your life. Read blogs of success stories and keep tips you can live with and grow into. Toss ones that are impossible for you. Don't avoid your positive friends and weight loss buddies when you are struggling. That's when you need them. You don't NEED them when you're strong. Take turns being strong for each other. Everyone, I mean everyone, has weakness and times of strife. They are less likely to come to you for help if they think you're perfect.
Failing is deciding to stay down after the punch. While you're down, get your second wind from anything that inspires you, pray, and make your way to your feet. Yes, you will get punched again, but if you're in a boxing match, what do you expect? This journey can sometimes be like that. Throwing punches and dancing around the ring with food and exercise. Learn that it isn't about punching the opponent, they will always be there...immortal. Concentrate on dancing and dodging the punches. Stay upright. Get up again and again.
The only true way to fail is to quit trying. Then your fate is sealed.
Ps. My favorite movie quote is from LITTLE NEMO and it's Dori the fish replying that when she doesn't know what to do or if everything is going to be okay " I just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."