At the beginning of my journey, I made one promise to myself: NO EXCUSES.
No excuses ever.
I quit lying to myself. Pretending I didn't eat my way to 318 lbs. Pretending that I exercised. Pretending and hiding. I was really good at that.
But then my band gave me hope. It didn't do the work for me but for the first time I could keep off that 30 pounds at the beginning of a diet. So with that hope came change.
Change and NO EXCUSES.
Because now, there is no reason for me not to be active. I am quite cable. I am also quite capable of eating right 90% of the time.
Do I slip up?
Because I am human. But, I don't make excuses when I do anymore. I just shake it off and try harder the next time.
Repeat after me: NO EXCUSES, NO EXCUSES, NO EXCUSES.
You got this. You can do it. Forget the stumbles that you have encountered along the way and focus on the overall prize.
The prize is a healthy life. Full of living. It is definitely worth it.