Its easy to get discouraged – trust me, I know. Since you broke 285lbs over five years ago, you’ve never been able to drop below it. I know just how frustrating that can be, but you will drop below it! This last week was a hard one on you – both your kids were sick, then you were too, which kept you from getting your workouts in. You gained three pounds this week, abandoning your diet through self-defeating behavior, but its not the end of the journey for you and you can push on.
DON’T QUIT – despite the name of your website, you can’t quit this time! I have faith in you – so do many others. We want to see you succeed; No one more than I do! This isn’t a diet, its not like any other time – this time IS DIFFERENT! Changing your life isn’t a simple matter and I know you are not going to make those changes overnight or without challenge. But those changes are worth the effort, and you can make them – you will make them!
You’ve never met me – but I know all there is to know about you. I’ve read every blog entry you have ever written (although I’m not subscribed to your RSS feed), I’ve read all of your tweets from twitter, your facebook status updates – I’m not stocking you, but I do know you. I have personally treated you poorly; I know I said you have never met me – but I have met you, and I have treated you very poorly. I’ve abused you, at times ignored you, and mistreated you. I haven’t respected you in the past, but I do now and while this may sound conceded I want you to meet me.
I look forward to reading your blog entries over the next year. Until we meet – be encouraged and keep going… DO NOT QUIT!
Wondering who I am? I’m you – only a year down the road, healthier and thinner. And I’m sorry for the way I have treated you over the years.
The skinny you – the Dale you haven’t met – YET!