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Persistence Not Perfection

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I thought I was SO smart today. I was leaving a comment for Chubby Chick and this statement just flowed out of me…

Yes, you will mess up, we all do. It’s not about perfection, it’s about persistence!!

After I read my own comment I thought, “Hmpf that was a neat quote, did I just make that up?” So I posed the question on Twitter and Kristen let me know she just used it a few days ago on her blog too. Then I did a quick search and found almost 800 other sites have also used the saying.

SOOO I guess I’m not as big of a genius as I though and I didn’t come up with the weight loss statement of the year BUT it’s still an important concept. :~P

No one is perfect. Not even "Grandmas", who’s advice is everything in moderation. Word I live by.


Day 2 in Week Target 21
Food Points Count
orange -1 20
Asian Inspired Turkey Orzo Lettuce Wraps -3 17
Southwestern Turkey Burgers on a whole wheat roll with baby spinach leaves, tomoto, sweet pickles and ketchup -3 14
Granola Bites (need to post these as a food find) -2 12
8oz light yogurt -2 10
Quick Kabobs (1 and 1/2 servings) and 1/2 of the toddlers burger -7 3
2 mile run +2 5
Popcorn and more of my chocolates experients (almost ready) -5 0
Total eaten 21  
Weekly Points Used: 0 • Remaining: 30 • Overall: Busy day and happy with my choices!

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Discussion

There are 7 comments so far.

    Jeannie

    July 22, 2008

    Your post made me smile. I’ve had this expression as the header on my page both on the Weight Watchen Community, and Blog To Lose. This expression is what got me going two years ago to get healthy, and it’s what keeps me going to get there….

    “It’s not Perfection that gets you there, but Persistence.” – Anonymous

    I LOVE that……

    Cintia

    July 22, 2008

    Persistence is not popular in a culture that wants quick fixes. I wrote a post about it myself but I wrote about Perseverance: http://cintianfood.blogspot.com/2008/04/something-i-havent-talked-about.html
    I agree with you. You learn to make less mistakes through it all and you keep persisting.

    Cintia

    July 22, 2008

    Forgot to invite you to participate on a blog game if you have time LOL http://cintianfood.blogspot.com/2008/07/antes-de-morrer-before-death.html

    Fit Bottomed Girls

    July 22, 2008

    It is so common because it’s true. Healthy living is all about consistency. It’s one step in front of the other, then repeat!

    dd

    July 22, 2008

    The “Everything in Moderation” mantra is probably the most important lesson we can learn from the aging generation. It was also my dad’s most often used quote as I was growing up.

    There’s definitely an underlying tone of comfort in the quote that stands in the face of our fast-paced, quick-fix (as Cintia puts it) world of today. Hopefully those of us who value this stance can hold fast to it and carry it forward to the next generation – it definitely holds a valuable life lesson, not only in the realm of physical health, but in every aspect of living!

    Joy

    July 22, 2008

    And here I thought *I* was the genius that came up with that one.

    “Great Minds” etc, etc.

    Thanks for popping in from time to time Roni. I appreciate the support. You may have noticed it’s been a little rough lately in my corner of world, but the kind words from my good blogbuddies DO help. Thanks.

    Notice that I shared the love this week. I couldn’t help myself. Sorry.
    No one will notice my little contribution to the drama. I’m *invisible*.

    Take care. And LOVE the new site!
    ~Joy

    Annette

    July 22, 2008

    hey thanks for the link back to my site :) Our elders know what they are saying most of the time ;) Have a fabulous day!