I heard this little saying a few weeks ago and it has stuck in my head. It’s something you can think about and really live your life by. “Odds are 50% if you try and 100% if you don’t.” Wow! How’s that to get your mind going? Read it again if you have to… “Odds are 50% if you try and 100% if you don’t.” So you have a situation, any situation, and you aren’t sure what to do, what you want the outcome to be or are totally unsure of the end result. Do you take the risks and jump in with both feet or do you stand back on the sidelines and observe? Well, with my weight loss journey there have been times that I wasn’t quite sure about what I really wanted or the desired result: each meal, each recipe, each time I eat out, exercising, clothes, etc. What it comes down to is that if you don’t try at all the result will be nil-100%. I cannot complain, nor blame anyone else, if I don’t try! Feel free to rinse and repeat that thought over and over. I cannot complain, nor blame anyone else, if I don’t try! Each meal and snack has to be chosen wisely or it’s possible that the outcome will be weight gain. Each time I pass on eating something offered that is not on my program, my plan, off the passage, I know that the conclusion should be a favorable one-when I try. Transfer this understanding to other aspects of your life as well. Example: If you want to do something, say walk a mile, if you start out with the attitude and mind-set that you can’t – guess what? You won’t-100%. But if you try… now that’s where the life changing begins. If you tell yourself that you can’t and in turn not even give yourself the opportunity to try, you are going to not know the conclusion- if you can or not! You might not make it that entire mile but you might make it half way. Next time you can go a little farther, and a little farther until you can. So, again, odds are 50% if you try and 100% if you don’t.
Well…are you wondering by now? Come on… tell us how you’re doing? Have you stuck with? Have you given up? Does your inquiry mind want to know how my personal passage is going? Unfortunately I had hit a plateau – all I have to say about that is it sucks! I had made it to the point that I typically, however many times, I lost count, just say to heck with it all. This is how I’m meant to be. NO IT’S NOT! I’m not meant to be as big as I was, nor as big as I still am. I am wanting to go as far down as my body will let me but if I don’t try…. you know what will happen. Anyways, my mother fell and broke her leg, having to have a plate and pins put in below her left knee. No weight on her leg at all for several weeks. That really got me to thinking about IF I were to be injured. Can you imagine the struggle trying to move my weight around, God help my armpits, elbows, etc. if anything like that were to happen. Needless to say, I am writing you from Florida! Yippy! Ok, back to my weight, on vacation… I hit 90 pounds lost! YES! I did say 90 pounds! I never would have believed that in 5 months that this is where I would be. I have literally lost my 9 year old that doesn’t weigh 90 pounds. I am wanting to go to the store and take some pictures of what constitutes 90 pounds: 18 – 5 lb bags of sugar or flour, 90 bags of rice, 90 pounds of butter, not sure how many pounds is in a bucket of lard but there’d be a few of those too, 90 pounds of sausage, etc. etc. etc. The visuals would be inspiring for sure. I’m pretty much half way to goal so double all those amounts and picture like 40 bags of sugar stacked on the grocery store shelf. Insane!
I know that I am still a big girl but consider to this point that I started out wearing some 30s and was a solid size 28 womens. Now, drum roll please… I have gotten into some 20s and am probably a solid 22 but I don’t have many clothes that size. I’m wearing what I can to get my through till I am a good 20. I’ve had to get rid of bags and bags of clothes. I even went through stuff in the attic and tossed what I never will wear again, including some stuff, weather-wise, that I intend to be long passed through by the time cooler weather gets here.
My husband has always loved me for who I am, thank goodness! Our daughters however, have been a huge support for me. They encourage me daily and compliment me all the time. I listen to their opinions on clothing as well, to a point. I appreciate all the encouragement that I recieve from my friends in person or on the internet and am actually learning to push myself more so I keep getting compliments and praises. OH, and I do like the shock effect when someone hasn’t seen me in a while. My parents have really been supportive too and the looks on their faces when they first saw me, about 30 pounds more than last time, is priceless. I will keep those odds in my mind – 50% if you try and 100% if you don’t! It isn’t going to be overnight but I will get to my goal, be healthier and stay at a reasonable weight, eventually. I AM DOING IT FOR ME!