I thought, in addition to sharing your weight loss successes (thinking positively, here), everyone would also be welcome to "weigh in" on any other aspects of weight loss that are on your mind that given week. To that end, I'll post a MckLinky each week. If you have a thought about which to weigh in from your own blog, you can add the link to your post. Otherwise, you can just leave your weigh-in numbers or your thoughts in the comments section. Since I weigh on Mondays, I'll post the Weekly Weigh-In on Tuesdays, but you can add yours at any time up to the following Tuesday.
So, for the first part, my actual weight loss weigh-in: I lost 4.2 pounds!!!!!! The week of Thanksgiving, I lost over 4 pounds! I'm psyched and ready to go!
Now, for the thoughts weigh in. I was reading The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start when I came across a quote that a challenge instructor said to Phillip in Season 6. Phillip said he would "try" to complete the challenge. The instructor replied, "Trying is quitting with honor."
That immediately made me think of Yoda, in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, when he said, "Do or do not. There is no try." Watch this clip and listen carefully to what Yoda tells Luke.
Did you catch the part where he told Luke that he had to change his thinking. That's what I've got to do: change my thinking. I've got to change my thinking about exercise, about food, about my body, about the decisions and choices that I make, about my worth, about my ability to complete a challenge.
How many times have I tried to lose weight and failed? Too many to count. Did I fail because I continued doing everything I was supposed to -- eating right, exercising, drinking lots of water -- but just didn't lose weight? No. I failed because I got tired of trying and quit. If I had continued working at losing weight, I would not be obese right now.
From this moment on, I will not try to lose weight. I will lose this weight. I am worth the effort and the end result. I can do this. I will not quit. Do or do not; there is no try!
So, how did you do on your weight loss goals this week?