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Listen To Alfred Lord Tennyson (Or Teddy Or The Great One)

Alfred Lord Tennyson was an English poet often regarded as the chief representative of The Victorian Age in poetry.  Probably his most famous quotes was: “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”.   A variation of this quote is:  It is better to have tried and failed than never tried at all.”  Interestingly, when this quote is placed in a Google search, a number of different people, including President Teddy Roosevelt, are credited with this line.  Wayne Gretzky, the hockey great, gave his variation of this: “ You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.”

Okay, so we went from Alfred Lord Tennyson (why is it not “Lord Alfred Tennyson”?) to Teddy Roosevelt to Wayne Gretzky for what reason?  Here goes:

When people that have struggled with their weight control for many years and have failed on numerous times to shed the weight, the mindset often becomes “I GIVE UP”.  They will not try anything else to lose the weight as the past history of failure will incite in them the belief that “nothing will work”.  Of course, if this is the mindset, those people are doomed to carry the weight until such time as one/many of the co-morbidities of poor weight control will harm or even kill them.

Try to dig deep and find the resolve needed to get back into a positive mindset, lay out a good plan and start chipping away at the weight.  Past performance is not always a predictor of the future.  You NEED to lose that weight and CAN lose that weight.  Don’t rely on Lord Alfred (or Alfred Lord), Teddy or Wayne to provide you with inspiring lines…look at your family and feel how important they are to you and you are to them.  Start TODAY.

Wayne Gretzky retired from hockey in 1999.  Billboards Number One song that year?  Enjoy Cher.

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