One More Day

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Okay it is November 17, 2007. This isn't my first time trying to lose weight and from visiting other sp member pages, I am not alone. This is also not my first time wanting to give up either, but I think I am going to give it one more day. For some odd reason or two or three, my life is a little too hectic to actually dedicate myself to perseverance- Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness. I cannot give %110 or even %50 half of the time and it is so frustrating. I have a goal, a plan, I'm on a mission. So what seems to be the hold up, what is the problem, why can't I do this? These are all the things that I ask myself all during the day when I feel as if I am falling off the edge with nothing and no one around to grab a hold of me.

There is a lack of communication between me and my other half that constantly keeps my mind twirling to figure out things on my own. Deep down inside I want to feel as if everything will be okay. My solution for that is to sleep on it and when I wake up the situation will be different! Funny huh, totally wrong. Nothing goes away by sleeping on it except for maybe a headache. I have learned from so many others here on this site that persistence is the key. So each day; I may not follow my calorie intake exactly or I may not get that much needed cardio or strength training in, but I have trained my body to do small steps that I have learned from reading or other people. That is a start, right? But why does it seem like everday is a start and not a contiuance of the next day and the next until I reach my goal?

Well I'm going to give it another try. I really want to do this for so many reasons and of course for myself as well. It use to be for everyone else, but I can't do that anymore. I have to put myself first and come up with successful ways of getting it done. Where there is a will, there is a way and I will definitely find one somehow.
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    What you are describing truly *is* perseverence and courage. People with the courage to change do not have it easy. They often want to quit - to take the familiar route - to stop trying so very hard. Ironically, perseverence and focus aren't about having the time: they are about having the attitude. Reading your post, you HAVE what you need! You've got the attitude, and the will. Going forward 'just one more day" is all it takes. Perfection is not required :) Hope you don't mind my saying all this; you sound like me, when I started on this lifestyle change, and I wanted to tell you why I'm confident you really have what it takes to accomplish your goals.
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