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Old 05-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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My Journey Up the Mountain

I've reviewed the posts of those that have met success and reached their target weight. The one item that they seem to have in common is that they stuck to it. I'm a reader, not a writer, but I'm going to give this journal a shot.

I searched the web trying to come up with a cute title for this journal, and ran across this that stuck a cord with me. I'll try to read it daily along with the other motivational thoughts.



Climb The Mountain

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.

I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.

I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.

I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.

I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.

I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.

He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."

"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."

" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."

"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"

I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."Author unknown
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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What do I know? I know that just cutting out the carbs no longer works. So, it is time to do the nasty. Exercise.

Within 5 minutes of my couch is the following:
-Treadmill
-2 other types of exercise equipment
- Beautiful park with walking path
- Health facility with indoor pool
-Tricycle
-WII

So NO EXCUSES. Starting today I will do a minimum of 30 minutes of some type of exercise.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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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 struggler's, 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 grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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2nd day on the bike - a full 30 minutes -
Watched several videos on exercising for obese women. Did 15 minutes of low impact aerobic video which is a good start for me.

Goal this week: 1400 calories maximum per day, at least 70% fat, 30 minutes per day bike, 15 minutes either video or WII, 20 flights of stairs.

Just Do it!

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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My choice

You can feel SORE tomorrow or
You can feel SORRY tomorrow.
Your choice.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

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