Its amazing to realize I am not the only person having these rolercoaster feelings. I've had alot of negative people in my life who didn't believe in me and who told me everyday that I am such a failure and a loser and I will never get anywhere in life. In the beginning it really bothered me and impacted everything I did. But I also realized that all these comments actually made me stronger and more determined to accomplish everything I did.
I come from a small town and community. I promised myself the moment that I finish school I would be out of that town. And low and behold I succeeded. I finished high school last year and in January this year I landed a good job in the city of Pretoria. For me it was the most amazing feeling in the world, knowing I got a ticket out of there. of course living in the city has its ups and downs and in the first few months I gained quite a bit of weight.
It wasn't until my step-grandmother told me straight to my face that I've turned into a biggo that my eyes opened with a bang. I went into a depression for a bit and vouched that I would definitely do something about this.
Then I started searching for diets and ways to lose weight fast, It went so far that I actually seriously started to consider starving myself, I though of becoming an anorexic and was quite on my way to one when I found the Body-For-Life book in a bookstore.
I'm a very enthusiastic reader so you can always look for me in the nearest bookshop. Out of all the diet books on the shelve this book caught my attention with the champions on the front cover. I browsed through it for almost an hour before I came back to reality and realized how long I'd been standing there browsing through this book. I was captivated and bought the book on the spot. That night when I got home I read the whole book from start to finish and was amazed and so inspired by all the stories and transformations.
It really got me thinking about my life and where I was at that stage. Then I started planning, and working out everything I'd need for the challenge. I decided on a date and marked it with a BIG X on my calender. The date was the 22nd of October 2010.
Today is the 14th of November and I am starting with week twelve of my challenge tomorrow.
honestly I can't believe that I actually succeeded in making it this far. but I have to admit it has been an amazing yet very difficult ride.
This is the first time I've logged on to the forum and this is also my very first post on the forum. I never thought I would actually write anything on the forum or get involved in the community but i have definitely changed my mind.
I have realized that we are there for each other and we keep each other strong. I want to thank the community for all the help and advice you give and contribute. you are all amazing.
Lastly I just want to say that this challenged has changed my life for real in every way possible. I will for always be a BODY-FOR-LIFE-er and I will never regret the day I picked up that book in the bookshop
Congratulations on your success!! I love to hear stories like yours. Although the ride has been tough you're not giving up! Keep forward! :)
You can choose the pain of discipline or the pain of regret...
Congrats on making a promise to yourself and following through with it. I was a little confused with your post reading that you began your challenge on October 22nd & that you are starting your 12th week? This would be your 4th or 5th week, right? Maybe you meant you are already planning your 12th week.
I am glad you stumbled upon the book as well as this site. Best of luck to you.
"The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday!"
oopsThanks for letting me know. I mean the 22nd of august i started my program. but thanks so much for your support
I am so happy for you, it seems like it was "meant to be" that you stumbled across the BFL book, I could have written your words...I have been told many times from everyone that I'm a loser and will never get anywhere, wow..those words hurt don't they...I would get sooooo depressed about it then one day I decided to take care of myself and also found BFL, after everything I am a much stronger person and have left behind all those negative people...
We need to do this for "us", nobody else, we can do it because we are worth it! Congratulations on your progress!!!!!
Many hugs to you and keep looking forward:)
thank you for your motivation. I've officially completed my challenge and I feel like a new person. This has been the most amazing challenge ever! I will encourage anyone who wants to lose weight to do this. I will be doing another challenge in January, but for now I'm just going to enjoy my holiday but I will definitely keep exercising and eating healthy, it's become such a big part of my life I don't think I will be able to do without it. But for now I'm going to stop using supplements till my next challenge.
Snowdog I agree 100% with you! People like us need to stick together and show the world that we are not what other people think we are, we are what we make ourselves!
I would like to motivate other people and show them that you decide what happens to you in the future.
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