Don’t stop believin’

Like most fat chicks trying to lose that extra jiggle, I have my good days, during which I eat nothing but healthy, clean foods and exercise my boo-tay off.

On the flipside, I also have my bad days, when one multi-grain tortilla chip (“just to have a taste”) turns into 20, and I spend hours watching bad reality TV (Jerseylicious, anyone?) instead of heading to the gym.

Hey, I’m only human. It’s hard to maintain this lifestyle when you’re used to gorging on potato chips then passing out in a food coma, with greasy fingers and crumbs all over your face.

I still have my ‘off’ days when I’m tempted to do just that, usually when I’m uber-stressed. But more often than not, I don’t actually follow through. I think of how hard I’ve worked and how much progress I’ve made in these two months. Yes, I may eat a few too many tortilla chips once in a while, or skip a day or two of exercising, but I just remind myself that I know that I can sustain this lifestyle. I seem to have found some sort of inner strength that I never even knew I had; I suppose it was just lurking under the thick layer of blubber covering my body.

I’ve interacted with so many strong women through this blog, and they’ve provided me with more support and encouragement than I could have ever dreamed of. For that, thank you. This is my advice to anyone having one of those “I just want to eat everything in sight” days: remember, you can do this. Heed Journey’s (albeit cheesy) advice and don’t stop believin’ in yourself.

(Did I really just go all motivational on you? I don’t even know myself anymore.)

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