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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What's Luck Got To Do With It?!

Yesterday, when I logged my new weight on my fitness pal someone commented that they wish they could be "lucky" like me and have a good weight loss.  I am here to say...............

What's luck got to do with it?

I exercise and eat under my calorie count.  I work hard.  Most of us are working VERY hard to lose this weight.  Luck has nothing to do with it.

When you comment that we are "lucky", you are negating all the work, sweat and tears that have went into our weight loss.  You are writing off the hours, days, weeks, months and years of dedication on our part.

So, luck?  Yeah, it has nothing to do with it.  We aren't lucky, we are just motivated.

Don't sit back waiting for luck to find you.  I am someone who knows from experience.......it won't.  You will be waiting a long time and then you will realize this:  I can create my own luck.  I can change the outcome of my life.  I am the key to my own happiness.

I will leave you today with a useless movie quote:
Cameron in Ferris Buellers Day Off:
I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life.


  1. I am so glad you posted this! GREAT POST!

    LUCK has nothing to do with the LapBand or weight loss!

  2. You're right hon. Luck is for the people that won't be succeeding at this journey. Those of us with a plan, determination and motivation will be succeeding thank you very much!

  3. Gosh I so agree with you, Im ready to start yelling at people when they make little comments of oh you have it easy cuz you had weight loss surgery, oh you don't have to try to lose weight. *rolls eyes* if htey really only knew LOL All this surgery did was really keep my portions in check I still have to bust my ass to eat right, work out and drink my water. I stop doing any of those three and the scale goes up, I really have it so easy!

  4. I just love your posts. So awesomesauce!

    And you're right. If it was luck I'd still be at my highest weight because I swear I'm the most unluckiest person on. the. planet. No joke.

  5. I couldn't believe it when I read that comment on there... does that lady know you're banded?

  6. and also remember..Everything you need to know in life you learn from watching Ferris Bueller "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. "

  7. Okay now I've got that song stuck in my head! It doesn't take much...

    You are so right, luck has NOTHING to do with it!

  8. WOW what a great post. I've been guilty of the "luck" excuse myself. This really hit home for me. Thanks for posting.


  9. Or, as my old boss would say: the harder you work ~ the luckier you get !

  10. are we friends on mfp?!? omgosh if we're not please add me! blondeej is my username!