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Tenacity | Log My Loss


As I sit here early in the morning on the first of January, a lot is coming to my mind. Do you realize I started this blog in 2008?! That just amazes me. The past four and a half years have certainly been filled with lots of ups, but also lots of downs too.

Long-time readers will know I like boxing analogies, especially when it involves the Rocky movies. It hit me this morning that I can’t say I am the best. I can’t say that I throw the strongest right hook or that I am faster on my feet than anyone else. What I can say, though, is that I have tenacity. Sometimes it may not look that way, but let me describe my thought a little more by continuing on the boxing analogy. Sometimes a boxer comes out swinging, and sometimes a boxer wins by wearing the opponent out and frustrating him through their quick feet. Finally, sometimes a boxer wins by just getting up.

This past 24 months I would say I have been hit a lot. I have been knocked down a lot. In fact, there were some who have already said the fight is over. Some have already said this more than once. Even so, I keep getting back up. Nope, you haven’t seen me throw any punches lately. Why? I lost my composure, but I knew it. I still had enough wits about me to know I couldn’t throw any punches right now and stay on my feet, so what did I do? I blocked. The punches have continued, and I haven’t been able to catch a break, but that’s okay because the blocking has allowed me to regain my composure. Do you know what that means? It means it is time to start punching again.

I didn’t go to bed last night thinking of New Year’s Resolutions, at least not any more than I normally think of what I want to do in the future. But as I sit here this morning, I realize that if I have my composure, I need to start punching again. After all, you don’t win a boxing match if all you do is get punched.

I am not going to go into the particulars of how life will change other than to say there will be appropriate eating and exercise. I am dealing with two physical problems right now, one being a congested chest and one being a pulled muscle in my side that won’t go away (thanks cough), so I will have to be cautious with the exercise, but I can do something, which is better than nothing.


21 Responses to “Tenacity”

  1. Steve good to see you on here! I would love to see on here more and follow your journey. I sent you and event invite on fb called a Spark if you have not looked at it please do. Many of “us” that are just like you from the past 3-4 years are coming together to get sparked again.
    I hope you get feeling better soon and your muscle heals up quickly!


  2. Something is always better than nothing Steve & NEVER GIVING UP is even more important!!! Happy New Year & you really can do this!!! Believe in yourself!


  3. Happy New Year and all the best for 2013! I hope you are feeling better quickly!


  4. Tenacity… Wonderful!

    Never giving up…awesome!

    Looking ford to 2013 and praying you have a blessed year.

    Continuing on in the fight with you,


  5. TOTALLY inspiring.

    Love the analogy so much, I’m going to absorb it for myself.

    Steve, this is going to be GREAT year!


  6. Dang Steve,,, it’s good to see you back blogging again! I completely understand about keeping things balanced and the priorities in order. I blogged everyday like clockwork while I went low carb. I’m not a natural writer, but I loved what I was learning so much that sharing it was delightful, and it was sort-of a deprogramming tool to really drive it home to me that low carb and even ketogenic eating has a healthy place in my life. —— slowly but surely my fun habit transformed into a stressful obligation. No one in the blogosphere made me feel this way, it was just a natural progression of OCD tendencies I’d already had before blogging. So I haven’t blogged in a year and I have to admit I felt great relief after my blogging withdrawals went away. Now I’m very comfortable with low carb, no more research required, and reading and commenting seems to be all the sharing I need. ////// Don’t feel bad about gaining some weight back. With all that exercise you know your body comp. is much better than it was at that number formally! Take care Steve!


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