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Weekend Quote: Climbing a Mountain

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I must have uttered the phrase,

“When I lose weight I’m going to….”

A million times in my life.

I said (and thought) it instead of wearing what I wanted to wear, doing what I wanted to be doing and experiencing what I should have been experiencing.

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.”
– Harold B Melchart

I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a weight loss goal. What is wrong is thinking you aren’t…

good enough,

strong enough,

worthy enough,

to live the life you want RIGHT NOW regardless of some stupid number on some stupid scale.

Have a goal. Work at the goal. But remember to enjoy the “beautiful scenes” now.



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Discussion

There are 15 comments so far.

    Marissa

    January 13, 2012

    Seems my whole life has been “When I lose weight…” Thanks for this Roni I needed this little reminder to enjoy the moment!

    Wonderful lesson to remember! Happy Friday Roni!

    Aimee

    January 13, 2012

    On Sunday I ran my first marathon! I am still about 20 pounds from my goal weight. It was your blog a few years ago that made me stop waiting to lose weight and start doing. I have never felt better. I will lose the weight but in the meantime I will keep living my life to the fullest. Thank you Roni. You continue to inspire.

    Lori Lynn

    January 13, 2012

    I have a bad habit of doing that as well. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

    Leslie

    January 13, 2012

    Thanks for writing this just for me toay!

    Ah, this has so many applications, too. I see this with my non-weight-loss friends with regards to their careers, etc. – always thinking they need to be better before they attempt something. I’m working on a post (a long one) about us being our own worst enemy :)

    sue

    January 13, 2012

    Sara,
    How right you are. Our friends and family members who don’t have weight challenges are facing their own challenges. Live in and enjoy the now applies to us all. I am 72 and started enjoying the now many years ago with the help of a Weight Watcher leader. Don’t be afraid to do what you can’t imagine yourself doing. Don’t rain on your own parade,enjoy life and while you’re enjoying life be happy you have a goal and are working towards it.

    Kathy

    January 13, 2012

    Excellent message, needed to be reminded of this. Thank you for sharing your journey!

    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    January 13, 2012

    Well said!!! I totally agree!

    Paula

    January 13, 2012

    This post could not have come at a better time for me. I’ve been back sliding on my weight loss goal and feeling like crap. I’ve done exactly what is written here. No living life until I hit that goal. Thanks for reminding me that I am worthy and life is to be lived.

    heather

    January 14, 2012

    There are so many things I could say about this post. Just know that I really needed it!

    That is such a good reminder, love the quote!

    Rachel @RunningRachel

    January 15, 2012

    Beautiful! Thank you for the inspirational reminder this morning! :)

    Melisa

    January 15, 2012

    So true!! Love this quote!!

    bridget

    January 18, 2012

    love the article and especially the quote. Nice One