Not even close.
Weak is when you fall, and don't get back up when you do fall.
Weak is when you could care let about your loved one and leave him by the way side while you "SS"
Weak is when you throw in the towel until "Monday" or "After the Holidays" or an the "first of the Month"
Weak is hiding under a rock and not coming to the board where your friends are, cry out to them your weaknesses and continue on,flaws and all.
You are strong with a wonderful heart MaryL.
Sometimes we are so close to our own situations, we don't see the big picture.
The caring,loving,strong,stubborn,determined warrior right in front of the mirror.
You really do know the answer, it has been right there all along.
Perseverance, not perfection will win this race.
Beating yourself up doesn't help.
Berated yourself for not being perfect only hurts you and those around you.
The hardships you have been going through, the health of your husband, the holidays, the lack of sleep.
All of that is beating down on you.
Step back, and look in that mirror and tell that broken MaryL what she needs to hear.
MaryL (in the mirror) You are human.
Humans aren't perfect.
Some can be perfect for a time, but it won't last.
Hills and valleys is what life is made of.
If you are only on the Hill Top, you never know the true joy and awesomeness that was attained.
Don't waste any more time beating yourself up.
Do your best.
The goal isn't a number on the scale.
You can be at 110 pounds and be miserable.
That this is what your body is, not who you are.
Or be at 198 pounds, healthty, happy and content that this is who who are. The whole picture.
MaryL is a kind person.
MaryL is a caring person.
MaryL is a wonderful wife.
MaryL has a giving heart.
MaryL shares her struggles so others can see what that perfection isn't the goal.
MarlyL wants to lose some pounds off her body for her health.
MaryL doesn't have to be perfect to do that.
MaryL I have watched you on this board for a long time, you ARE an inspiration.
Never giving up, BUT not taking credit when you are here, showing your warts and all.
If we all didn't have warts that are on here, we wouldn't need to be on this board.
We would be running a health food store, an aerobic studio, an perfect weight loss blog, and be married to George Clooney and have 2.3 children.
You are doing great.
You are MaryL and you are going to keep marching, no matter what the stressed, sleep lacking, hubby caring, MaryL says.
She is not the boss of you.
You are the boss of YOU!!!!!
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