Refuse to fall down.
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled,
and it will be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from
lifting your heart toward heaven.
Dr.Â Clarissa Pinkola EstÃ©s
American Author, Poet and Psychoanalyst
Sometimes we have to dig down and find the strength to go on. This is true in so many areas not just weight loss. There are many great stories out there about people who go on. That guy who got burned so badly at war and has won on Dancing With the Stars comes to mind. Helen Keller comes to mind. Is our situation that bad? Mine isn't. I just have to overcome myself.
Ever had a broken heart? Remember we thought we would never get over it - but we did and here we are. Time is the great healer and many of us still need time to get over a childhood or a broken relationship. Do we just decide to act "as if" and move on because we are worn out with being worn out? As long as we have breath we have hope and the human spirit is pretty tough. Obstacles cause some to break down and some to break records. Let's break records.
Some of us have had the victim mentality too long. Circumstances, people, jobs, PMS, TOM, menopause, time, etc. We have let these things be our excuses. I know sometimes these things do get in the way but it seems we are all cued up to cry "why me?" and go on a binge. We have run to food/eating as a way to make things better. We keep repeating these behaviors because we see ourselves as the victim rather than determining to be in charge of what we do.
Are you a victim or are you victorious today?