Now you've got my Irish up

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I’m nothing if not stubborn.

Ask anyone who has known me for any considerable length of time, sometimes all it takes to get me to do something is to try to tell me I won’t be able to get it done.

No one has told me I wouldn’t be able to lose weight – in fact, it’s been quite the opposite - but lately I’ve been feeling the taunt of the scale: “Really? You think you’re going to make me move? I don’t EVEN think so!”

Oh yeah. That’s what I needed. Bring it, Scale!

I’ve made some pretty significant changes this week, ones that I’m quite proud of. I’m working out again, and being quite diligent about it. I’ve joined an online group that helps with weight loss. I’m watching and trying to control my sodium.

And I’m determined.

About 10 years ago I sold Tupperware as a part-time job. I had a few parties here and there, and my manager kept telling me I could be a manager and earn my free van if I really wanted to do it.

I thought about it and, during one of our regional conferences, I took the stage and declared that “I am determined to get that van!” A month later, I became manager; three months later I was driving a free Dodge Neon; three months after that there was a brand new minivan with a bow tied around it. It was mine.

Here we are again. Time to set a goal.

I am determined to get back to normal. One size by St. Patrick’s Day, another by my son’s graduation in May and, if I want, one more by Halloween.

I know I can do it. So can you.
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  • MOLLYR618
    Most definitely, Alicia! I think, more than anything else, losing weight is about having the right mindset. We all know what we need to do - we just have to be determined and decide to do it. That doesn't mean it's easy (we wouldn't be here if it was, right?! LOL) but it's definitely possible. :)

    Best of luck to both of us! emoticon
    3332 days ago
    Way to bring it!!!!
    3337 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    WOW!!! I like your style, it got me to thinking , I know I can lose weight, I have done it before. So, if I put my mixture of Irish/Spanish/ and the good old English bulldog together, I can do it again. Good Luck to us both.

    Cheers. emoticon
    3337 days ago
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