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A Winner is Just a Loser Who Tried One More Time


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

That is so true! So many people have told me that they could never do what I have done, but I don't believe it. Why? Because I didn't believe I could have done what I did even while I was doing it. To say I amazed even myself is an understatement because I had literally tried so much out there and nothing worked. I tried Jenny, Nutrisystem, LA Weightloss, Physician's Weight Loss, prescription diet pills, hypnosis tapes, crazy teas, every little bottled concoction or pill, read the latest diet books of every guru... you all know where I'm coming from. With all of that, I still got up to 460 pounds- I dieted my way there.

My answer was in a prayer when I gave up completely. I was very angry with God for not healing me or helping me with my food issues after I had prayed and prayed and dieted for years, failing on every diet. I just told God that I gave up. If HE wanted to do something, HE could, but I was done. In giving up, I opened myself up to expecting less than perfection and accepting any sort of loss and healing. I was guided to SparkPeople.

Here I have learned that it is the baby steps you take that turn your life around. It is the community of supportive people that make the magic happen. So set your sights on something real this time around. What can you really do? Think in terms of CAN instead of CAN'T. If you are disabled, as I am, that doesn't come easily. So, if you can't move your legs, get an arm bike like I did. If you have upper body issues, walk. If you are sore all over, soak in epsom salts and get physical therapy or try water exercise. Maybe try leaving a few bites on your plate at first. Cut back on soda. Order one size down from your normal order. These are all doable changes that lead to weight loss and a great place to start.

Basically I was just a loser who tried one more time... and I still fall flat on my face some days. I get up though. I turn it around at my very next meal. Just remember to always try one more time and you will never be a loser, except maybe in pounds.

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GRAMPIAN 8/21/2014 6:14AM

  Sound advice. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 7/23/2014 1:33AM

    Thanks you for sharing. We all need the encouragement you offer in your blog

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JOSMOM 5/17/2014 2:58PM

  Very inspirational - and I really needed this today. Thank you for sharing

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FREESPIRITME 5/10/2014 12:19PM

    You've taken away a lot of excuses.
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NASFKAB 4/27/2014 3:29AM

  great blog so inspiring & so true

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NARNIA9334 4/23/2014 4:54PM

    You are such an inspiration. emoticon

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JMJLTOP 4/23/2014 9:50AM

  I am in love with this saying...

Thanks for being an inspiration!

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COLLARN 4/23/2014 7:48AM

  Such a great quote. You have come so far and keep plugging away. God bless you!

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1BOSSMOMMY 4/22/2014 11:40PM

    It's amazing the things we can accomplish when we just let go of our fears and regrets and allow our bodies to respond to healthy choices I was taught God is there for us in our time of greatest need but first he wants us to learn what we can do and overcome on our own. Knowing I needed to do all that I possible could first and he would be there for me should I fail was a motivator to keep trying no matter how difficult my problems seemed.

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TRIKERBON 4/22/2014 10:21AM

    Thanks again Beth for your words of wisdom! One of my personal mantras is similar:

A winner never quits and a quitter never wins!

Have a great day!
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WRITERWANNAB 4/22/2014 1:28AM

    I have a saying, "I feel so much better now that I've given up hope." When I say that, I don't mean I've given up completely. I mean I let go of trying to control everything & stopped building my life around the goal. Sometimes that's what you have to do. emoticon

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MAYBER 4/21/2014 8:52PM

    Thank you for sharing your journey and so very true just one more day can make a big difference Never give up one day at a time love prayers peace God Bless
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MARCIA_DC 4/21/2014 6:30PM

  There's a Buddhist saying that I love that addresses this: It takes 12 days to travel to the capital. If you stop on the 11th, you will not get to enjoy the moon over the city. emoticon

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ALL4BLAZER 4/21/2014 2:39PM

  I really enjoyed reading these post. Got something from most of them

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PATTISTAMPS 4/21/2014 1:40PM

    No one who gives up can be a winner - you are right - the winner just kept trying! Once again, you have put the right words on the page, and made me feel like trying a little harder! Thank you!!

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BESSHAILE 4/21/2014 1:37PM

    Lookin' great!

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ZMADAME 4/21/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing.

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SUSIEMT 4/21/2014 11:10AM

    Thank you Beth! You are a wonderful caring person!

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CHERIJ16 4/21/2014 10:14AM

    WOW! emoticon You are my biggest inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

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MPETERSON2311 4/21/2014 9:07AM

    Oh wow. I REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoyed this blog (not like I haven't enjoyed your others but...) That saying really resonates with me "a winner is a just a loser...." I am going to have to post that in my house somewhere.

Thanks so much!

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BARBARAJ73 4/21/2014 8:40AM

    Your ability to express your experiences is second only to your willingness to share with all of us - thank you so much! emoticon

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JSEATTLE 4/21/2014 2:26AM

  Thank you for keeping it real!

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TATTER3 4/20/2014 10:15PM

    Beginning new every day!

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PENOWOK 4/20/2014 9:10PM

    Perfect! Love this blog!!

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DANCINGJONI 4/20/2014 8:39PM

    It sounds like you are living by the serenity prayer too. I applaud you emoticon
You are a great inspiration to both of us. Keep on keeping on!

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/20/2014 8:04PM

  Some of us grasp what your saying, and perhaps others don't totally. When " we" give up, He can help us. He is an amazing coach, and He annoints our efforts.

You just get prettier and prettier.

I'm also glad your husband is improving.

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HAPPYMENOW58 4/20/2014 6:45PM

    Well said!

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LUCYCAN7 4/20/2014 6:34PM

  Beth,God gives "US"our strength we just have to realize it,and always
remember that when we feel like giving up,no matter what it is that
we struggle with in life!!!That is my motto,but so true!If we will just
keep that in mind aboutGod!May you always get your strength thru
God!YOU ARE NO LOSER!!!!Keep up the GREAT work!
God Bless You

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/20/2014 5:26PM

    "Always try one more time."

Thank you so much!

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GRAMMYX7 4/20/2014 5:23PM

    Great job. What an inspiration you are.

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CICELY360 4/20/2014 5:11PM

  good for you

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LADYGSC 4/20/2014 5:09PM

    You look simply marvelous! emoticon keep sparking!

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JERICHO1991 4/20/2014 3:50PM

    Love the title of this blog. Keep getting back up.

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NONNAOF2 4/20/2014 3:39PM

  I find having to get myself up more than once myself. You are my inspiration Beth! :-)

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