Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday ::: Hope

“The brick walls are there for a reason.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show
how badly we want something.
Because the brick walls are there to stop the people
who don’t want it badly enough.
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
All this week I have been weighing myself, so I knew that this morning wasn't going to be like the previous 3 Wednesday mornings.
I knew the number on the scale wasn't going to be what I wanted it to be.
I gained a pound this week.
Strangely I'm not that upset about it.
I mean it bothers me, don't get me wrong, but I'm not beating myself up about it.
I knew when I started this journey that there would be challenges.
Nothing worth having is ever easy.
The quote from Randy Pausch reminds me that the set backs are there
to prove how badly I want this.
And I do.
The pound I gained isn't because I gave up, stopped trying,
didn't work out, or ate cheeseburgers every day.
It's part of my journey.
It's there to make me question how bad I really want this.
It's there to separate me from the people that give up.
I will do this. I am doing this. Setbacks and all.
On a personal note...
I want to say a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you who have
encouraged me, stopped me to tell me that you've been reading
our blog or have shared how we have inspired you to
start your own weight loss journey.
It is completely overwhelming to me to have this much support.
You all are amazing!!!
On another note...
If you have never heard Randy Pausch's speech The Last Lecture,
here is the short version he gave on Oprah.
I highly suggest you check out the full version which is over an hour long.


Robyn Jordan said...

I LOVE the brick wall quote!!!! Love, love, love it!!! I love how you always have such a positive attitude. You are such an inspiration! We are doing this!!!!

Will Guthrie said...

I love that you're not totally bothered by one pound, because the mental part of this is so key. You see the big picture. You KNOW it's happening. Sooooooooooo proud of you!