Friday, August 23, 2013
You may not be perfect, but you can always choose to give your best effort.
I read this today. I'm thinking back over the last 11 weeks of this Biggest Loser Challenge and I am disappointed in myself. At this point I have only lost 3 total pounds. But I also realize that there were many things that happened during that time that could have sent me into a tailspin and I could have gained 3 pounds or more. There has been some serious trouble with my teenage daughter, my husband and I are fighting a constant battle with each other it seems, the Pastor of my church left, there was family drama between my sister and I, several weeks of company, a trip away from home, and my son lost his job. So I need to remind myself once again: It's about Progress, not Perfection.
You may not be perfect, but you can always choose to give your best effort. With this in mind I am going to commit to my True Blue Team that during our gap between rounds I will lose 3 more pounds at the minimum. And when round 23 starts I will be giving an even better effort than in round 22. I have been through some rough spots and I should be able to navigate future waves with more ease.
Thank you BLUES for all the encouragement, all the goodies, and all the fun!!!
During this time I was also on another Biggest Loser Summer Challenge team. I somehow signed myself up for both challenges and felt guilty leaving either one. I thought it would be easy being on both teams (exercise should count for both, eating should be good for both, how hard could it be!). I was mistaken, and I wasn't able to give all I had to both teams. So I apologize to Team Tangerine. You guys were so friendly I wanted to make it work, but I wasn't a very good team mate. Thank you for letting me try, for including me and encouraging me. I was only able to add a 3 pound loss for the team. Continued success to everyone!!!