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We all have our hard times and setbacks, but one of the things I always keep in mind and say to myself is if I keep at my goal, or whatever it is I want to achieve, it has no choice but to give in.  That’s one thing I love about all of this is.  I know I’m going to get progress, I know it’s going to change, as long as I stick with it.  No matter how much I get set back, as long as I keep pushing this wall, it’s going to fall.  Or, if I keep climbing up, I’m going to get to the top of that hill. ~~Jennifer Hudson

This quote comes from Jennifer Hudson’s interview with the Editor in Chief of WW.com (Jennifer is the new celebrity spokesperson for WW).  I watched the interview on YouTube and was completely inspired.  I often feel like I’m beating my head against a brick wall when it comes to weight loss – I’ll have a great day of eating and activity and then it will all go down the tubes with one bad choice (usually involving Ben & Jerry’s or some other over-indulgence).  And of course my weight doesn’t move.  I’ll have one great week and then the next week I’m back up to where I was. But I can’t really blame anyone but myself. I am the brick wall sometimes.

In fact, this weekend I was talking to Ish about weight loss struggles & frustrations and for a moment I entertained the idea of getting a lap band procedure.  But then in my mind I remembered Ruby, who has lost over 200 lbs on her own through a lifestyle change.  And Kirstie Alley, who is getting back to weight loss by eating well and exercising.  And all of you, who are sticking to your goals and making it happen.  Trying something as drastic as surgery to try to control my weight isn’t the answer.  The answer has to come from within me.

Later in the interview, Jennifer Hudson says “as long as you’re trying, change will come.” And that’s what it all boils down to.  I have to be consistent in my “trying” otherwise, I can’t really expect to see a change on the scale.

So this week, starting today, it’s all about really trying.  I feel like I’ve said that so many times before, and I know I have.  But life isn’t perfect, and I’m definitely not perfect, and as long as I have the desire to try and improve my health through weight loss, I’m going to continue this fight.  Sometimes the fight is with outside influences, but most of the time the fight is internal, and that’s the one at which I have to prevail.

Part 1 of the interview is here:

The interview is a bit awkward, because there doesn’t seem to be any rapport between the editor and Jennifer Hudson, but the information contained within is really great.  Especially in part two:

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