Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up."

Today's headline was a quote I read first thing this morning, and it's basically the theme of The Girl Who Cried Skinny.  I really was the girl who always said I'd lose weight, or told myself I'd lose weight, or was about to start a "program" ....  And I did try a lot of things.  No actual diets (I'm offended by them, to be frank), but lots of ways of eating, attempts at regular exercise, etc., etc.  Honestly?  I think I kept thinking it would "just happen".  How; I have no idea, but I seriously didn't think I'd be a heavy person for the majority of my adult life.  And yet, I was.

That quote is the kind of thing you see all the time.  It falls under the "possibly cheesy, vaguely motivational" category.  And a couple of years ago, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.  Maybe because now I'm actually doing something about this mess of weight I'm in, it actually resonated with me.  I don't know, but I find it deeply profound.  I realize, of course, that it's rather a big fat, "DUH!" to some people, but for me, it was ... yeah, profound!

Anyway, I'm writing this so I remember how I felt while I was doing it, but more importantly in hopes that it will motivate someone else.  So if that quote is your OHMYWORD thing, then I'm glad I copied it from SparkPeople :)

And if that doesn't motivate you, think about how great you'd feel when you woke up and realized you'd LOST FORTY POUNDS!  Yeah, I said it.  I'm down 40 lbs. today.  And so it's time for the 10-pound-pics:
Official -40 pic


approx 250 lbs.

For the record, this is Week 20 of my "program".  I've been doing loseit.com and walking.  That's it.  A yoga class here or there, and semi-regular situp sessions, but really just walking in the mornings. Trust me; I'm as shocked as you are.


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    1. Aww ... thanks, friend! You are part of my inspiration!

    2. Aww ;) you're too sweet! I just now saw this comment.. I'm not sure if you've seen my blog lately.. but you can see that I needed that ;) much LOVE!

  2. well done! I've only recently started to read your blog here but I am really impressed.

    1. Thanks, Kat! I appreciate your note :) (nice to see you!)

  3. Told ya walking works! You look fab!!!


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