Well I was rummaging through my e-mails at work, seeing as how I was out sick on Friday, and came across one from a city challenge I am part of. It is a health/fitness challenge, and if after a year, you have lost weight, your city gets a monetary award based on how much you lost, for city improvements, such as addding exercise equipment to a couple parks around town. It is an amazing opportunity to help your community with something you are already working on. Anyways, the quote was:
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently" ~ Henry Ford
I, in most means, dont think I am necessarily a failure, but I also dont think I have been as successful as I would have liked. I was out for the count on Saturday with this cold/flu virus, so I didn't log in to MFP. I felt terrible thinking those 150+ days would be lost, but instead of dwelling any longer, I am going to look at this as an opportunity. An opportunity to really put my best foot forward with creating a better me. I have in the previous 150+ days let myself get very sidstepped with any excuse I could find. I ofcourse had revivals of motivation, but they never lasted. But I also learned I have it in me to be better. I always just thought I would be fat because I wasnt capable of doing things better and smarter, but the last 150+ days, I did make changes and I was able to think differently about food and how I felt about it.
So this time I am taking the time to re-evaluate my goals and plans and not only having goals and plans, but figuring out specifically how I am going to achieve those goals! I now know I need specifics, so that is what I am going to give myself! I will proclaim those once I have my specifics list. :)
To all my friends, you have been an amazing support system and I truly appreciate you! I know you could have gotten discouraged with me and given up on me, and I would not have blamed you one bit had you done that. But being the AMAZING people you are, you helped me, depsite having your own baggage to deal with. I just want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, I do appreciate you!!!