In last week’s weigh in I said that the scale was up 2 pounds. I was disappointed but didn’t dwell on it and knew that I had to move on. Part of it was due to PMS. Let me just tell you that during that week I am GRUMPY, and cravings are off the charts. I am slowly learning how to change my behaviors to get through that week and succumb to those cravings and my moodiness.
Researching the Medifast community I found a cool poem that I wanted to share with you all. I can’t tell you who wrote it because it didn’t say.
When you’ve eaten too much and you can’t write it down
And you feel like the biggest loser 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 limit just a bit
It’s the next move that counts…..so don’t you dare 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.
Your 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 losing 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 and they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you to grow.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt
When you’re pushed to the brink, just refuse to submit.
If you bite it you write it…..BUT DON’T YOU DARE QUIT!!!
I have printed this out and put it on my fridge so it is always looking me in the face. I also have a picture of me up with it when I was at a smaller weight and a goal that I am striving for at the moment.
When I have had a rough day, week, or moment, I read this poem and it gives me strength to continue on. It is not going to be a perfect journey for a lot of us but it is a journey we will always remember.
That being said I managed to turn things around this week and I am down 4 pounds!! Whoop whoop!!
I didn’t let last week get me down too badly and managed to hop back on my eating program and do what needed to be done.
I am now down 23.6 pounds and I WILL hit 25 pounds or more next week.
My tip for the week this week:
You guessed it: Whatever you do…..DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!!
No matter how far you are from goal, you will always be on your journey. Even when you reach goal, you are always striving to stay there. You are still on your journey. I think this will be a lifelong thought process and to think of it this way is a little overwhelming. When you let your guard down (or give up thinking about what you are eating) is when you start slipping and the weight starts creeping back on.
If you are having trouble with your eating plan or weight, please just remember, Do Not Give Up!!
If you have had trouble sticking to healthy eating or losing weight, how do you keep from giving up?
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
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Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.