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#227: Every Day is a Contest to Win

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I ran across this quote today:

"We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win." Edward Gibbon

It got me thinking that this sums up our journeys to weight loss and better health. We are in a fight for fitness and must battle hard every meal, every exercise and every day to win.

If we are to be successful, we will accomplish little if we attack our program with a wishy-washy attitude.

We need to be firm and resolute in our endeavor. We must tell ourselves, and believe it, that we are in a duel for our lives.

Every day is indeed a new contest for us to win or lose, one meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time.

Let us gird ourselves against the enemy of overeating and under exercising. Let us arm ourselves with knowledge and fortitude in order to emerge victorious.

Every day is a contest to win.

We CAN do this. We CAN overcome. We CAN hang tough.

If we do, we surely will become victorious and watch our unwanted pounds disappear into the night.

Win one for the Gipper? How about winning one for ourselves? One day at a time.
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  • SPARKLOVE
    I feel I have been approaching weight loss with a wishy washy attitude ....or at least non-consistent. I go strong for a few days then get discourage . We must be unrelenting and follow this advice in the Bible that says ;Ecclesiastes 9:10
    Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;

    If we truly want to lose weight then we need to give it all we have. This also means putting a lot of study in and gaining knowledge , taking care of our medical needs also which can be road blocks but we can overcome them! emoticon Blog!
    4035 days ago
  • DEBRITA01
    emoticon The affirmations were just what I needed to hear tonight to keep me on track this weekend. Your blogs are always easy to relate to and you
    have such thought provoking topics. Thanks Lou!
    4036 days ago
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    Thank you so much for this word today. All of a sudden I have been struggling and I needed this today so badly. Thanks, Lou
    Gaye
    4037 days ago
  • BUSSMOM
    Love, love, love your comment. Good words to keep in sight. So I copied, paste to a Word document and printed out to hang on my bathroom mirror to look at each morning as I prepare for the day.


    4037 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6293043
    One day at a time, one challenge at a time, one victory at a time. We CAN do this... together we can have fun doing it! emoticon
    4037 days ago
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    I am a Winner! I Shall WIN!!

    Thank you.
    4037 days ago
  • RAVEN2FEATHERS
    I completely agree with you ! That is the truth !
    4037 days ago
  • TINKERBELL200
    It's definitely 1 day at a time journey. Even after you lose the weight. Keeping it off is a whole new journey!
    emoticon blog! Thanks for sharing!

    4037 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    emoticon blog, LOU! Your blogs seem to get better and better with each one! Those daily battles are what are going to determine the outcome, that's for sure!

    I like your new bowling balls!!! emoticon

    Your emoticon Lori
    4037 days ago
  • JXOCASIO
    I agree we can
    4037 days ago
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