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 […]

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 […]


When I was typing the title of this post, I could not believe that I was actually typing “100th.”  It doesn’t seem possible that I have written 100 posts for my blog.  I certainly enjoy sharing my story although time constraints have kept me from updating as regularly as I would like to lately.  When […]

Weigh Late

I cannot believe that I am almost an entire week late in reporting my weigh-in to you.  Time flies when you are busy and for the last six days, I have planned to get my post done and then life has happened and I haven’t gotten it done.  I’m here now though! You know what’s […]

Happy Anniversary

It is hard for me to believe, but this week marks the three-year anniversary of starting my weight loss journey.  In some ways it feels like it has only been a few months and in other ways it seems like a lifetime ago.  When I look at all that has happened in my life in […]

Ride the Wave

I hope everyone had a great week.  I am working on getting back to a more regular posting schedule and hopefully you will see that in the next few weeks.  I have had so much going on lately, but it has all been good.  Now things are starting to settle down a bit and I […]

Moving In the Right Direction

Experience has taught me that it’s best to not go into my Weight Watchers meetings with specific expectations.  I always go in feeling confident and that doesn’t change whether I am up or down, but I don’t go in feeling dead set that I am going to be down that week because then I feel […]

Three In A Row

They say it takes twenty-one days to break a habit or to adopt a new habit.  I don’t want to say that following the Weight Watchers program is a new habit for me; I guess you could say I am renewing the habit.  That’s actually a very accurate description and evidently, it takes about twenty-one […]

The Weigh to Success

What is more motivating than seeing results?  I can’t think of anything that inspires me more than seeing some rewards for all of my efforts.  Like most other people in our society, I prefer instant gratification, but I am really working on becoming a more patient person.  My weight loss journey has been a great […]

Renewed Strength

I have to admit that I was a little down and out after weigh-in last Friday.  Though nothing had changed about my commitment to reach my goal, it’s easy to let the frustration get to you if you aren’t careful.  Fortunately, I have been around long enough to know that sitting around feeling sorry for […]