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Notice the Big Fat Zero?!?

Published May 7, 2012 - 7 Comments

Yesterday I decided to step on the scale and record whatever the number said… good or bad…

Bad… very, very bad…

229.4 lbs

I think that the most I have ever weighed was 230…  and that was years ago… so to see that I was up several pounds from the last time I had checked… well… it sucked.  But I recorded it as I had promised I would… and watched MyFitnessPal counter change from 3 to 0.  In fact, I was curious if it was going to show me a negative number, just to rub it in.

I’m not even going to try to make excuses, because there are none.  I failed.  I failed to eat properly.  I failed to exercise.  I failed to record what I was doing.  And the result of all that failure was a substantial increase in weight, and all the things that go hand in hand with that…

It didn’t take long for a message to appear in my inbox from MyFitnessPal.  One of the members had seen my post, and replied with something that I will include here shortly.  It’s funny… all my “real life” friends who had joined MyFitnessPal quit after a bit.  (I should acknowledge that Cletta stuck with it though, and it’s working for her!) The woman who sent me the message is someone I’ve never met.  I’m not even sure if I know her real name, but we’ve talked a little about our ups and downs in the weight department.  She is someone who seems to be friends with everyone on that site, and is always there with a few words of encouragement.  This is what she wrote:

When you’ve eaten too much and you can’t write it down, And you feel like the biggest failure in town.❤ When you want to give up just because you gave in, and forget all about being healthy and thin.❤ So What! You went over your points a bit, It’s your next move that counts…So don’t you quit!❤ It’s a moment of truth, it’s an attitude change. It’s learning the skills to get back in your range.❤ It’s telling yourself, “You’ve done great up till now. You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.”;❤ It’s part of your journey toward reaching your goal. You’re still gonna make it, just stay in control. To stumble and fall is not a disgrace, If you summon the will to get back in the race.❤ But, often the strugglers, when loosing their grip, Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.❤ And learn too late when the damage is done, that the race wasn’t over…they still could have won.❤ Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow, but facing each challenge will help you grow. Success is failure turned inside out, the silver tint in a cloud of doubt. When you’re pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit, ❤ If you bite it, you write it….But don’t you quit! ❤ Xoxo❤❤❤

I don’t know if Lgladybug wrote that herself, or saved it from something she stumbled upon, but it doesn’t matter.  It’s absolutely true… don’t quit.