I found this poem on Paulene's site many months ago and pasted it on the front page of my tracker. I suggest you do the same! I read it every time I think that I've failed.
Every word in it is so true.
Don’t You Quit!
When you’ve eaten too much and you can’t write it down
And you feel like the biggest failure in town
When you want to give up just because you gave in
And forgot all about being healthy and thin
So what? You went over your points a bit
It’s your next move that counts… So DON’T YOU QUIT!
It’s a moment of truth, it’s an attitude change
It’s learning the skills to get back in your range
It’s telling yourself “You’ve done great up till now,
You can take on this challenge and beat it some how”
It’s part of your journey toward reaching your goal
You’re still gonna make it, just stay in control
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But often the strugglers when losing their grip
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip
And learn too late when the damage is done
That the race wasn’t over…they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you grow
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in a cloud of doubt
When you’re pushed to the brink just refuse to submit
If you bite it, you write it
But DON’T YOU QUIT!!