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8.26.2009

Extreme Makeover : Me Edition


Here's today's question:

What is one of your favorite dieting secrets?
(I know it's a lifestyle not a diet, but you get the jist.)
I have TONS of secrets...oh, you mean dieting...well, yeah, I have lots of those too.
Like...
  1. drink lots of water
  2. only eat when you're hungry
  3. make small goals

The list could go on and on, BUT my ONE FAVORITE dieting (lifestyle) secret is best said in the words of a dear lady I once knew, her name was Sister Booker, and she would always say "Jus' keep on keepin' on." I like to apply that one phrase to every aspect of my life and dieting is no exception. So, when I have weeks like I just had where life takes over and I have no control over circumstances, I just remember that I'm going to "keep on keepin' on", meaning I won't give up and I won't turn back...I'm only moving forward.

I had weigh-in at WW today and I gained another .2 pounds (so, that's almost a whole pound over the last 2 weeks), but you know what it could be worse and I won't give up. I'll just take it in stride. I faced the scale. I'm keepin' it real...

and I'll jus' keep on keepin' on.

How about you? Any brilliant diet (or lifestyle) secrets you would like to share?

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14 comments...I love comments:

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

You're right, in that it could be worse. Imagine where we would be (weight wise) if we weren't trying..so just keep it up like you said. :)
When I'm in OK (lived there for a long time) maybe we'll end up at the same WW meeting. :)

Shilo said...

That's great advice...and I needed to hear it this afternoon! :)
Blessings,
Shilo

shortmama said...

Im going to keep telling myself that today!

Lerin said...

She's a smart lady! :)

Michelle said...

It could be way worse, you are doing GREAT!!! don't get discouraged, and keep on keepin on! I LOVE THAT!!!! :)

MiMi said...

WW scales are EVIL. They are! They glow red in the dark.
But, 2 weeks and only ALMOST a pound? I think that's pretty darn good! :)

Allyson said...

That's such a wonderful motto! You should post it everywhere to remind you how determined and strong you really are. Keep shining!

Stopping over from EM:ME :)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

It's so hard to stay focused when you see the scale creeping up...I know the feeling that you just feel like giving up. Keep at it and I love the phrase "keep on keepin' on". That's all you can do!

Liz said...

You have the right attitude!

L said...

thats the water that keeps us up at night...never give up you can do anything, Love YOU, L

Dawn said...

I'm proud of you for sticking with it!!!

It didn't come on overnight and it won't come off overnight!!

Connie Weiss said...

That is so frustrating! We can't give up...I like your attitude!

Have a wonderful week!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are really amazing : )

I have gained one million pounds this summer. And every day I try and every day I fail!

I am proud of you and your outstandingly great attitude : )

Lemon Annie said...

My only diet secret is to keep going no matter what. That is the only secret that works. We all have days, or weeks, or months when we fall off the bandwagon but as long as we keep getting back on we will be successful. I also remember something that I heard Dr. Phil say a long time ago...we all have excuses why this isn't the day, or moment, or whatever that we dont want to be or can't be healthy but think about a year from now, do you want to be heavier or thinner? I want to be thinner!!!!