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In pursuit of EXCELLENCE!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I have gained about 8 pounds in the past month. It's my fault. I own it. I did it to myself. I made excuses and still continued with bad choices and behaviors. I know how easily I gain weight and how hard it is for me to lose it. So I wanted to start fresh and just give it from my perspective on why I've gained all this weight back.

My excuses for weight gain:

Tired of dieting.
Tired of being "good".
Death in family and being around all the food.
Traveling out of state for funeral and eating out.
Being sad because my Uncle was sick and then he died.
Being exhausted over people dying. (Lost 3 family members this year)
Feeling overwhelmed by my emotions.
My husband and son eating what they want to and I gave in to doing the same.
Just feeling "entitled" to eat because I've lost so much weight.

Well I've decided to STOP using these real life feelings, attitudes and events as an excuse to justify my over-eating. I am going to STOP. I will get back on track! Not tomorrow or next week or next month but RIGHT NOW!!

I attended a therapeutic support group last night and one of the comments that was made really struck a cord with me. They said you didn't have to be "perfect". In fact they said "Don't try being perfect, just do things with EXCELLENCE". Wow. Seriously...WOW!! OK, now that is something I can do!! If I give myself permission to NOT be perfect but to do things with EXCELLENCE then that is attainable!

So today, starting right now I am in pursuit of excellence. Will you join me??
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    Great quote and good for you getting back on track! emoticon
    1513 days ago
    emoticon Yes, I'll join you! Love the quote!
    1516 days ago
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  • TREV1964
    You can count me in - I have joined you already.


    1516 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    You have been through a lot recently so it is understandable that you have fallen off the wagon a bit. But, I am glad that you seem to be finding your footing again and are hoping back on! The hardest part is getting that momentum going in the right direction. Keep striving for that excellence! I am already there with you and am happy to be along for the ride!

    1517 days ago
    Count me in! You are so inspiring! What a great way to look at things.... "Striving for excellence!" We're THERE! Don't be hard on yourself. You've had to deal with a lot and it's always the greatest test when under stress. While you're not happy about the gain -- it really could have EASILY been much worse. Well enough about that -- today is a new day -- and we're striving for excellence!! I'm with you! emoticon

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by!
    1517 days ago

    my condolances for your loss. the first step is to realize its time to turn your behavior around. never give up on yourself!
    1518 days ago
    Great post. Your last few weeks were almost identical to mine! Hang in there! Stay positive. I feel more empowered just from reading your post. God Bless! Remember! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! emoticon
    1518 days ago
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