Here's to the losers. (a little motivation)

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 12:02
Here's to the losers. 
The baggy-pantsed, the sweaty-brow'd, the "no-thanks-I've-had-enough" crowd. 
Here's to passing on the pizza, skipping the sundae and snacking on pea pods. 
Because it matters. 

It matters each day, whether our scales give us a win with a loss. 
It matters when we add another weight, another mile, another rep, another opportunity to choose health.
Because this is what we choose. 
We are the people who are creating a better life, one battered running shoe at a time. 
We are the people who won't go down without a fight, genetics and fast food be damned. 

We are committed. 
We are skipping the TV to go to the gym. 
Shutting the fridge and opening the front door. 
Slicing and dicing through a garden's worth of greens to create a more beautiful plate. 
We will not dig our graves with our forks. 
We will fall off the wagon and then get back up, sprint after it, and hop right back on. 

We are successful because we refuse to give up.
We stand for nutrition and fitness--not diet and exercise. We stand against pills and quick-fixes, against charlatans and fads. We believe in real food, in sweat equity, in learning this lifestyle of health.
It's simple, but it's hard. 

We do it the old-fashioned way. 
We count calories, ditch donuts, refuse refills. We keep it lean, keep it fresh, and keep moving. We fuel our bodies with nutrients, but refuse to chew on something just because our mouths are bored. 
When we're down, we turn to each other--not Ben & Jerry. 
We find small victories in inches lost, miles measured, chips declined, heads turned.

Because we're not just losing weight--we're gaining health. 
And each day of our journey is a struggle. 
But it's worth it. 
It's worth it when someone points a camera at us. 
It's worth it when they check our IDs and do a double-take.
It's worth it when we buy the smaller size, flex new muscles and keep up with our children and grandchildren.

It's worth it, because our goals mean more than a burger and fries. 
They're worth more than a slice of office birthday cake.
We're worth more than a life of elastic waistbands, seatbelt extensions and shopping in the plus sizes. 
Cast US as the leading lady or gent, not the funny, fat friend. 
Choose US for your team, ask US for advice, give US the promotion. 

Because we know discipline. 
We know perseverance. 
We know commitment and courage and the simple, daily acts it takes to reach our goals.
And we've never met a limit we couldn't test.
We love a challenge.

So we raise our protein shakes high; our green juices; our blue water bottles. 
We toast the new life we have, the new energy we feel. 
We throw away our fat pants. We relish our before and after photos. 
We cheer each other on.

Because we are the losers, but we are winning. 
We are winning this fight for our lives.
And life is very, very good. 
I am not losing weight. I am gaining health. Since April 24, 2012:

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 12:08
I'll toast my green tea to that!!!!!!!!
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 12:18
Thank you. We can all use a little inspiration now and then.
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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 12:49
I've never been so happy to be a loser! Nicely said.
I am not on a diet - I have changed the way I eat.

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 12:52
Heck yeah! Well said, well said <3

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 00:00
Awesome I love it!!

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 03:42
....& another great philosopher is born.

Thank you, a great read & all sooooo true.

Just what I needed to pick me up ( being grumpy due to lack of sleep) Smile

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 05:46
love it!

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 16:58
I really love this Smile
Starting weight- 219 lbs May 2011
Goal 150 lbs- my original main goal, reached 6/22/2012! Yipee!

Pregnant with baby # 4. Gained 55 lbs. Weight at end of pregnancy 8/9/2013 204 lbs
Goal 1- 175 lbs reached February 23, 2014
Goal 2- 160 lb
crabby Kat

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Posted: 25 Jun 2012, 09:09
Wow! I would like to print that out & post it on my fridge. I just read it out loud to my partner & found my voice catching & a few tears escaping. We both love it.

Thank you!

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 00:06
Thank you crabbykat! That comment made my day! (-:
I am not losing weight. I am gaining health. Since April 24, 2012:

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 00:17
I was a little discouraged with my journey today, but you have TRULY motivated me! Thanks so much... Deep breath... I'm ready to keep at it!

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 12:28
Thanks so much--very inspirational!

Believing you can is half the battle!

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 12:46
Love this Heidijoy! Thank you for sharing!

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 12:47
Very Nice Heidijoy! I'm going to share this with my Challenges as well!

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 12:51
Just what I needed to read! Thank you Smile

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 14:53
I love this so much, printing out and putting into my food journal for a little extra pick-me-up!

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 14:57
Absolutely - this is one of those gems that needs to be bumped frequently.. thanks, Heidi!

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There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 11:50
This is so inspiring! ^_^ Thanks, Heidi!

I've been in a yo yo diet since time immemorial. I am hoping that when I lose weight this time I will finally be able to maintain it. Smile

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 04:26
A quick funny-- I posted this here originally and while traveling for work, ran across it printed and posted at a juice bar! That made me smile hugely. Hope everyone is doing great!
I am not losing weight. I am gaining health. Since April 24, 2012:

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