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Don't Quit!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Don't Quit

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 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 . . . 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 a 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 quit!

Author Unknown



"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan
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  • JESSICA_0029
    I loved this I should print this off so I can read it on some of my bad days. Thanks emoticon
    3890 days ago
  • 2CATS2LOVE1
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    I have felt like quitting at times because my progress is slow and I have eaten things I shouldn't. After reading this poem I know I can move ahead!!!
    3893 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    fantastic.......thanks for sharing........blessings and hugs.............lita
    3894 days ago
  • BETTYAHE
    Absolutely love this blog! Thank you so much for sharing and posting!

    Hugs, Betty emoticon
    3894 days ago
  • PUDDLE_JUMPER
    By no means perfect, indeed. I need to refocus yet I feel so cloudy where it come to writing it. I am unsure. I have not been measuring much at all lately. Yikes. I can't even contemplate it right now in my mind. But, your words are very inspiring. Thank you for the uplifting message. Take care, Willow!!!
    3894 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    Terrific!
    And you are so motivating!
    Congrats on the 80 gone FOREVER!
    ou are such an inspiration!
    Debbie
    3894 days ago
  • BEINHAVE
    Thanks for posting this - I needed it today!
    3894 days ago
  • GROOVY_GURL
    emoticon for sharing this! I really needed this reminder myself.
    3894 days ago
  • SHASTA11
    Thanks Willow

    I needed this, now. You are always so right on. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3894 days ago
  • SIMPLYABUNDANT
    I don't know anyone who has done this weight loss journey "perfectly." It's by making mistakes that we learn, and one of the best lessons we can learn is not to let a single event derail us. Loved this blog because it reminds me of this very fact (and I need to be reminded a LOT!) emoticon
    3894 days ago
  • MESSYJESSY22
    Thanks for this, just goes to show you that everyone feels and goes through the same thing during their weight loss.
    3894 days ago
  • TRUELOU
    Thanks Willow, this is a great inspiration:)
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    3894 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4670590
    Thank you. I am going to reread this several times today. I like that if you bite it you write it. That is something I can remember as I contemplate going out to lunch today. emoticon emoticon
    3894 days ago
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