Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
It is perseverance that makes the difference. Even if you have lost no weight, don't give up on yourself. Don't quit, keep forging forward!
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. Julie Andrews
So what if you didn't lose anything or very little this time? Keep trying, keep going. Don't look back at past failures and say, "Forget it. I can't do this." You can do this and you will do this because you want it. But you have to be willing to work for it. It may not come easy. It isn't coming easy for me. It has taken me eight years of doing this Be A Loser With Karin contest to take off and keep off 50 pounds. That has been discouraging. I wanted to do that the first year! But I didn't quit, no matter how badly I wanted to quit. I kept going. I kept persevering (sometimes harder, sometimes not so much).
I expect to see great results from your guys this year! I want you to know that I am in your corner and will help you in any way that I can.