Words From A Fortune Cookie

I almost had a meltdown the other day. No, I did have a meltdown. I wanted to give up. I felt defeated.

  • First, I was trying on clothes at work and nothing fit the way I wanted it to expected it to.
  • Then, I got bummed out thinking about the 5K coming up, a week from today!
  • And finally, I was stressed about finding my balance and a strategy that will work for me.

I had some chats with a few good friends, before finding the quote, pictured above, in a fortune cookie.

Let’s face it, folks. I am human. I don’t eat carrot sticks all day or drink nothing but water. I haven’t been losing weight the way I would like to, or even the way I had envisioned I would when I started this journey. Yeah, I order the side of fries, I drink I a beer every now and again, I also really LOVE my chocolate. I still make bad decisions, but I can’t give up. So what I didn’t get it right in the last 9 months.

This is the beginning!

I just started a new job. This job is my new beginning. I have to figure out how my life and my healthiness work with this new job. I can’t get frustrated. I can’t give up! I am going to have to make a cross training plan (actually, any plan will do!), that will probably include waking up early on most days. UGH! If I remember “Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest”; then the clothes will start to fit better, the 5K’s will get easier, and my plans will adapt!

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Today (Monday) will be my 7th day, of 10 straight days, at work. It’s been long, exhausting, and I can’t wait for day 10 to come on Thursday. Friday morning I leave for Minnesota! I can’t wait to see this girl!

I love Lindsay so much! I am excited to spend some time with her, and her cute puppy too!

The #PriorFatPack will come out from hiding, so I am anxious to put faces and real life names with the people behind the Twitter handles.

Before I go, I want to ask that you keep my dear friends in Minneapolis in your thoughts or prayers. They have been dealing with bad storms and tornadoes.

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3 thoughts on “Words From A Fortune Cookie

  1. kristisn

    Ahhhh… I feel that way too. I feel like I can never figure out the balance I need or even where to start on this weight loss journey. I feel like I’ve been on it for so long and have gotten no where. Where do I go next? What else do I try? It’s so hard to figure it all out, but you will and so will I. We’ll get there.

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