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Don't Give Up, Choose Your Hard

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This has been a very insightful week for me. I think I am starting to get it! After 27 years of dieting, from WW to JC...I have done it all, nearly!

The one thing I haven't done was stay on plan. I get one part of a program right, the rest is kind of half way completed or 100% completed and very inconsistent. When it comes to weight loss, I am very inconsistent. Well, I guess I am consistent with my inconsistencies! Oi, Kristi!

So here is something I am learning....I have been doing the birthdays for a group over the last couple of weeks. I have a list of over 6,000 birthdays and each day need to go through the list for that day to see if each person is still a member of the weight loss group and if they are still active. What I am seeing is that only about 30% of people are still active, or actively trying to lose weight, on the list.

So what am I getting at? When it comes to weight loss, people quit. People give up. People come back at inconsistent paces. And guess what? What I have been doing is COMMON when it comes to weight loss.

You would think that would give me comfort...but it actually disappoints me. There are so many people in this world that want their lives to be different, including me! So what gives?

We often give UP. We just stop doing the healthy things in our live. We often give IN to our old patterns. It's true! Even SP has a pic about it! ;)

It's hard to be healthy and CHANGE your lifestyle. It's hard to be OVERWEIGHT and UNHAPPY. It's hard to be FRUSTRATED with your body. It's hard to MAINTAIN a loss. But, SP's got it right here too! Choose YOUR hard!!!

What it comes down I DO have the BODY I have worked for. Despite my medical issues, there are still things that I can DO that would get me a lot closer to the body I WANT. So...what am I willing to WORK for???

I can tell you this...whatever happens, I will NOT stop TRYING! I will be at WW forever, just for the accountability of weighing in each week. I will be tracking my food with SP forever. I want to help others too, but need to help myself BEFORE I can do that. So c'mon Kristi! Time to saddle up, girl!!!
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    So what you learned're normal! Don't you love it? And, yep, SP knew it too. Sometimes we're on the horse in front of the wagon pulling, sometimes we're on the horse behind pushing and sometimes we're in the wagon deciding which end we want to be! Moral: just keep moving forward. PS You're doing a great job with birthdays, I love browsing them!!
    1464 days ago
  • KELAN5
    Go, go, go!!!
    1465 days ago
    Great blog! I've saddled up the horse next to you Kristi!! emoticon
    1465 days ago
  • VEG_GIRL04
    Completely agree with you! We have all been there - going off and on, struggling even after we make our goal or get most of the way there - quitting - when we shouldn't. Keep up the great work and keep the mindset you have now and things will be great in the future!
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