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Unquitting

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Quitting is only staying down. If I stumble, and haven't been doing great, in other words, I put on about 5 pounds from my best (recent) low weight, I only quit if I stay down.

I'm worth it, I deserve to be fit and happy and health. I can pull this off. I'm not trying to catch up. I'm starting where I am today. I got up with the alarm at 5:30, got into my workout clothes I laid out the night before, and did a challenging 30 min full body workout. Great workout!

I've recently heard from an online friend. We were in a women born in the year 1960 WW group. A bunch of us got to be really close, and continued on to be Facebook friends. Her daughter is moving to my town, and she asked if she could contact me. I'm thrilled.

But also it reminds me of just how long I've been at this, and I'm still not at goal. I can't change that, but Holy Cats! I don't want to still be struggling along in another 7 years. OK, I'm in a much better level of fitness. Since then I've taken up weight lifting, zumba, trx, and a host of other group fitness classes that I couldn't have done back then. I was just doing diet with WW. I'm also in a better head space. I've ditched the harsh self-judgement, the all or nothing thinking, rebelling against the "plan" as if it were imposed upon me. No, it's my plan, goals, etc.

I never, ever quit.

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Motivational quote:

"I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down"

Chumbawamba - I Get Knocked Down lyrics
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MRSRIGS1 9/10/2014 7:57PM

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NASFKAB 9/10/2014 9:44AM

  you have come a long way so great job keep at it

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COPOOLGIRL 9/4/2014 12:50PM

    Great blog!!

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/4/2014 12:25AM

  Starting again is hard. How many times will I lose weight only to regain it? I'm hoping that more exercise will help change things around. I'll try again.

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PORTIAWILLIS 9/3/2014 10:17AM

    Seeing your transformation over the years makes me believe that if I just don't give up I to can reach a much better place. Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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TRYN2SURVIVE 9/2/2014 11:07PM

    you can do it! one step at a time!!!

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TKOCHERA115 9/2/2014 11:02PM

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MAKING-PROGRESS 9/2/2014 2:43AM

    All aspects of life have their ups and downs: relationships, careers, finances, etc. Our health / fitness is one of the things that we have the most control over. As long as we keep trying, we keep winning. I chose to "unquit" today. Thank you for your timely post.

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DOILIEQUEEN 9/1/2014 11:07PM

    Thank you for sharing.

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SHOAPIE 9/1/2014 5:42PM

    Agree.

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MM11113 9/1/2014 4:18PM

    Well said!

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POLSKARENIA 9/1/2014 11:55AM

    Good for you!
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THEVOW2013 9/1/2014 11:05AM

    Wow, I love that you have been in the fight since 1960! Girl, your a RockStar!
I know for me I am a food addicted and will always have to make myself accountable!

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JANEWATKINS 9/1/2014 10:39AM

    woohoo!

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HOLLYM48 9/1/2014 8:42AM

    My advice is to look at how far you have come every single day and congratulate yourself on that and don't think about how far you have left. Maybe your body likes right where it is at and sometimes it is hard to fight ourselves. Just keep up the great work and working out and eating healthy and you will be fit and look awesome!

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GRAMPIAN 9/1/2014 6:24AM

  You have the right attitude! emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/1/2014 1:09AM

    emoticon The things you have Gained along the way are Awesome!! Congratulations!!

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WRITERWANNAB 9/1/2014 12:58AM

    Keep it up! emoticon

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STRONGERLEANER 8/31/2014 11:36PM

    I love your attitude, I love you determination!
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SLLYONS51 8/31/2014 10:57PM

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JANEGIBE 8/31/2014 10:46PM

    Good going.. Have to check out Zumba

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Sounds like you are determined to get this done! emoticon emoticon

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DIANNEMT 8/31/2014 9:00PM

    Great!! You are right--you are doing SUPER!

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AJB121299 8/31/2014 8:21PM

    nice

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LUCYCAN7 8/31/2014 8:07PM

  I know you won't stay down,you are a fighter! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TARAZED 8/31/2014 7:47PM

    Same here, I had lost 6 pounds, but regained 4, and I'm unquitting again too! Starting last week I'm doing more walking, and I've come up with a plan to do Spark strength videos, an upper and a lower Mon/Wed/Fri with a 30 minute walk, and Tues/Thurs I'm doing a core video with a 5 km walk, which takes just under an hour. I'm going to do this all September, and see where I am on Oct 1! Weight and inches, one might move if the other doesn't. :)

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MSROZZIE 8/31/2014 6:34PM

    emoticon Never quit! Great blog, thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYGSC 8/31/2014 12:42PM

    OK!! We keep pushing!

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EDNJAN 8/31/2014 12:35PM

  You have encouraged me with this post. Good to know that others struggle as well. I have as well lost weight with WW got to where I was fairly content and therefore stopped keeping track. I am now putting back the weight I lost.

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/31/2014 9:55AM

    emoticon There are times when I have felt like "throwing in the towel", but I am so thankful to my Spark People friends who motivate me to keep going! We are worth it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 8/31/2014 8:10AM

    Well said

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TENNISJIM 8/31/2014 6:47AM

    You can do it.

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BESSHAILE 8/31/2014 6:46AM

    Right. You're not down, you're just out on the curve.



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CHARITYAK 8/31/2014 1:11AM

    Pain is temporary quitting is forever!

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MARYJEANSL 8/31/2014 12:58AM

  So right - you only quit if you stop trying. You have made tremendous progress - keep it up!

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CICELY360 8/31/2014 12:29AM

  good blog

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LINDAK25 8/30/2014 9:52PM

    Wow! You've got a fantastic attitude! Good for you!

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SUSIEMT 8/30/2014 9:50PM

    Woo Hoo you! Keep it up!

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