Don’t give up, don’t ever give up!

If you follow my I’mperfect Life page on Facebook then you most likely saw daily weigh-ins that took place over the course of 30 days as I tried to get from 203.6 to 199lbs.  It was a series of ups and downs documented each day for an entire month…which felt like an entire lifetime!  Every day I posted a picture of the number on the scale which started at 203.6 went up to 204.8 on the 12th day back down 203 a couple days later and hovered around the 201 mark for 10 days and then overnight it dropped to 197.8.  SUCCESS…FINALLY!


During these LONG 30 days I kept up a pretty good attitude, some of it was forced but for the most part it was completely genuine.  I knew that I was not going fail.  Failure was not an option.  I just had to be patient…VERY PATIENT…and NOT GIVE UP!

“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up!”  That’s the mantra one of my friends tells herself when the going gets tough or when she’s running or doing anything hard and wants to quit.  She reminded me of that several times throughout the whole weigh-in ordeal.  (I am very fortunate to have the support of MANY amazing people in every aspect of my life)  Though giving up was not an option for me,  as I was determined to make it happen, those words, in that order were words that I heard in my head a lot.  If fact, I continue to hear  those words in my head a lot these days.  They are words that I’ve know for a long time, but never really took to heart.

The funny thing was that when I got on the scale last Thursday and it said 197.8 I felt a little let down.  I had been working toward 199!  Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous but I had expected to feel some overwhelming sense of joy when I saw 199 but I didn’t.  I don’t know if it’s because I bypassed 199 completely or if I was just so over it by the time it finally happened.  Regardless, a couple days later it finally hit me.  I realized just how hard I had worked to get there (here) and I felt an enormous amount of pride.  The number on the scale was trivial- what was/is most impressive is my mind. I cannot get over how different I am these days-  mentally and emotionally.

I am fortunate that my mental and emotional changes are reflected in my physical changes for everyone to see- it is powerful, undeniable evidence of who I am becoming.

A couple of weeks ago I found this blog that I wrote just seven months ago and it made me laugh.  It is absolute PROOF of my metamorphosis.

You should read it.  It’s pretty funny and might inspire you to know that this kind of transformation is possible.   Night and day I tell you, night and day.

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