Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Being that I recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of embarking on my health and wellness journey, the past few weeks have been a time for some reflection.  In some ways, five years seems like such a long time, but when I think of all that I have accomplished in that time period, I feel extremely […]

Following My Passion By Letting Go

  As I prepare to start the next incredible chapter in my journey, I have begun the process of “minimizing” my possessions.  I started studying the concept of minimalism six or eight months ago when my Dad told me about a TedX talk he had listened to by The Minimalists ( and I immediately became […]

The Definition of Insanity

This was the most appropriate quote I could think of to describe my weight loss efforts over the last several months.  We all know how long I have been stuck at the same point but the last few weeks put “the fear” into me as I was up more than 3 pounds each week.  My […]

Still In the Game

So I’m sure that you were all beginning to wonder if I had decided that quitting was indeed an option.  I can assure you, I definitely have NOT!  I am struggling though and because of that, I have been feeling like I’m not really qualified to be doling out weight loss advice when I haven’t […]

Unspeakable Joy

I have to admit that while the name of the blog is “Quitting Is Never An Option,” there are days when the battle seems like it’s just too much and I wonder if I can really muster the strength the keep pushing.  Those thoughts are fleeting and I don’t allow them to occupy more than […]

The Mind Is A Powerful Thing

People often ask me how I have lost the weight.  I am always honest and tell them it has taken lots of hard work which has included following Weight Watchers diligently and working out diligently.  But I believe that even more important than Weight Watchers and exercise is the fact that I was truly ready […]

What Keeps You Focused?

If you are like me and you have been on this weight loss journey for a while now, do you ever find yourself struggling to stay focused?  You started out wanting to lose the weight and nothing has changed about that, but some days it seems you are more easily pulled off course than others.  […]

Something I Never Knew I Wanted

I have found in my weight loss journey that setting goals for myself is a sure-fire way to keep myself motivated.  The funny thing I am finding is that the types of goals I am setting are changing over time and as more of the weight comes off.  Sometimes I find myself thinking about goals […]

Renew Your Weight Loss Motivation

You would think that simply losing the weight would be motivation enough to keep driving us on our journeys but unfortunately, I think we all get to the point where we need some renewed motivation.  I have to say that after more than 2 ½ years on my own journey, sometimes just the thought of […]

All About Mom

This particular day is always a day of reflection for me as it was three years ago today that I lost my mom to lung cancer.  Her name was Sue and she was only 58 when she passed away. With all of the exciting changes I have experienced in my life in the last two […]