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"Settling" And not in a good, Little House on the Prairie, sort of way

Monday, July 29, 2013

I think I’m a “settler,” and not in a good, Little House On The Prairie, sort of way! I think I settle for less, and then convince myself that it is no big deal, and that I’m happy with what I ended up with. This surely has its footing in being a people pleaser, and I can toss in a fair amount of being scared of failing and of taking chances into the mix as well.

The reason I bring this issue up is that I have found myself at the ½ way point on my weight loss journey, and, as I’ve blogged about previously, it is not an unpleasant wayside I find myself at. Friends are noticing my weight loss, clothing fits better, and I generally feel pretty good. It has become very easy to be less strict with myself, and to loosen the reigns on eating healthy and working out. Subsequently, my weight loss is stalled. As I get frustrated with my inability to jump start things, I can already feel that subtle pull to settle.

I’m not going to settle this time! I want this, and I want all 100% of it. I want to show myself that I can finish what I started. I want to target the big goals instead of just those things I see just within my reach

Life is going to get in the way, and the path isn't going to be easy, but I have to silence that little voice that says "good enough," or "not worth it," and push to the end. "Finish what you started, Holly - it's going to be worth it!"

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    I loved this blog, because I can completely relate to it. i think I'm a settler too. Thanks for putting words to what I've been feeling for a long time. I know we can do this!
    1723 days ago
    Yay Holly! I love your posts, your blogs! You are inspiring and encouraging, real and honest and most of all, just funny! Uh, what is that dude doing in the middle of your inspirational photo quote? heheh!! Push onward, Holly- you're on the right end, keep your momentum going!!!
    1723 days ago
    Love the Kennedy quote!

    Gonna borrow that!
    1724 days ago
    Good for you not stopping but pushing until you reach your ultimate goal. Reward yourself for losing small amounts of weight or losing inches. That is what will keep you motivated and think of how far you have come. Think of how good you feel now and how much more energy you have than before. You can do this one step at a time. emoticon emoticon
    1724 days ago
  • KAT321123
    Good for you for recognizing some of your thought patterns and resisting the urge to settle when it comes to your weight and health. You've totally got this!
    1724 days ago
    Great blog, Holly! Reach out and stretch a little further to to grab the big prize. You can do it!!
    1724 days ago
    I love to reference that old SEARS marketing campaign of Good Better Best. If you were on a limited budget you might settle for Better (because it still had features the good didn't) but if money was no object you got the BEST version of the item.

    Your nutrition/fitness wallet has the funds for the BEST version so go for it! NO settling for Better.

    I know you can do it! Start with a small goal of the next 5 pounds and make it something that is a HIGH priority. Five pounds will see you WELL into that next decade. Promise yourself some tangible reward (other than food) for achieving it.

    Then set aim on a longer goal. BLC23 final weigh-in. I think it's Dec. 18th. I should have my house decked out for the holidays. Let's plan to get together and see how far we can push in 2013. What can you do by Dec. 18th. That's 20 weeks. If we lost an average of .75 pounds per week (very doable) we would both have dropped 15 pounds.

    Visualize it. That would put you down into yet another decade! Now keep that target in view and take aim. I'm walking this road with you.

    PRESS ON! emoticon
    1724 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2013 8:16:53 AM

    Cool for getting halfway to your goal, but right now, you've got a tinfoil medal around your neck, and you made it at home, to boot. Gold's out there, go and grab it!
    1724 days ago
  • KDRICH24
    I think that is so common! many people feel that way! Good for you! emoticon
    1724 days ago
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