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Don´t give up!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So, it has been a long time since I wrote something on this wall. I lost about 6 kg in the last few weeks and I am very happy about it. There are another 12 Kg (and only 8kg till an healthy BMI) to go now, but the distance too my finish line becomes smaller and smaller each day.
Because I was so happy about it, I told a friend of mine about my success. She is a little bit overweight and is like me now, about 10 kg away from an healthy BMI. Which seems a lot, any kg is difficult to lose, even every pound is difficult, but it is not impossible! It just takes a bit more planning and watching, what you eat. There is no secret. But you know what she said? Oh, I have given up on it! Given up? She is 28 years old and it is only 10 kg till her perfect weight! Come on! I have seen people that were way heavier than us, become healthy.
I think, there is never an age or a number on the scale that stops you from losing weight. It is your inner demon, that you have to face. The one that always asks: Do you want to eat that chocolate or this other plate of spaghetti?
But your body will lose weight.
She also said that she is to fat to go to the gym. I have started to train in gym now (I am working abroad for a few months) and I have realized something. People that go regularly to the gym and are very fit, are usually very nice, when you also try to get in shape. The muscular body builder also started from somewhere. I told this one guy, that I met, that I sometimes feel embarrassed when I look at girls next to me on the treadmill, who run way faster than me. I am actually a very slow runner. He just told me, that if I constantly compare myself to other, I will not succeed. So he told me to stop it. So now, when I go to the gym, I feel like I am part of club of people, that want to live healthy. So, how ever you might look like, don´t be ashamed when you do sport, really sporty people know, how hard it can be. And whatever weight you might start, don´t let it stop you. I think it is never to late to change your life.
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    Good blog. You are doing so many positive things to be healthy, and you will succeed. I agree, It is never too late to change you life.
    2058 days ago
    I think this is a fantastic blog. I used to think before I started trying to get healthy when I would see people that weren't fit or in shape out running I'd roll my eyes I didn't understand why they would even bother. Being fit and in shape was something ALREADY fit and in shape people did and the rest of us we just ate and were fat. Not until I decided to get healthy again did I understand and appreciate the other over weight people who were out running trying to get healthy again. There is a great quote that says “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

    It's true while I want to be happy and healthy I cannot compare myself to somebody who is 5'7'' and 115 pounds. I am 5'3'' I will never get any taller my legs will never get any longer. So comparing myself to someone else will only make me feel badly about myself instead of feeling great about what I have accomplished so far and what I will have in the end. I'd like to lose another 24 kg (I have 21 kg til the heaviest end of the healthy bmi :/ )

    Keep up the great work!
    2186 days ago
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