Ask yourself: 'How badly do you want it?'
Ever the procrastinator, I waited until the last possible moment to gingerly step on the scales.
But I need not have feared. At 143.4kg, I had lost 6.1kg – which equated to 12 grams of gold. I know I could have done better, but
I’m happy with the weight I lost. Counting the 6kg I lost before the campaign, that was 12kg in about two months. Not too shabby.
As for the gold, I might give it to my nieces as a gift.
During the competition, I met someone who had already accomplished my dream – to reach a goal weight. His words – “How badly do you want it?” – stuck with me.
Every time I reached for something I knew I shouldn’t eat my inner voice asked that question. Most of the time, it was enough for me to change my mind. Most of the time, is a good start.
I don’t know how long this question’s potency will last, but so long as it does I will keep asking it. How badly do you want it?
If you’re honest with yourself the answer may surprise you.
* Mohammed N Al Khan
Published: September 4, 2013 04:00 AM