Your Journey in Six Words

I’ve seen this in several weight loss and health magazines and found it pretty cool to think about. Basically, the idea is to summarize your weight loss/healthiness journey in six words exactly, which doesn’t sound like much space, but you really can say a lot.

I came up with a lot of ideas for my own journey, including:

1.) Tried. Failed. Tried again. Kept going.

2.) Making a plan equals longterm success.

3.) Must make herself a priority daily.

4.) Started. Stopped. Started again. For good.

5.) Healthier, stronger, thinner, AND happier.

I like them all, and do think they all speak to my journey, but none of them felt quiiiite right. So I kept going (how symbolic is that!?), and here’s what I finally settled on:

I have to keep trying. Everyday.

I feel like that captures the essence of the fact that this journey will NEVER be over for me, and that it takes focus, determination, and commitment each and every day to stay on the right path.

If you had to summarize your own journey in just six words, what would you say?



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33 Comments on Your Journey in Six Words

  1. Lindsey @ Goldilocks and the 3 Bodies
    October 2, 2012 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    Wow this is hard! I’ll try to do it based on the theme of my struggles on my blog:
    “Fat”. Too thin. “Fat.” Healthy forever.

    I totally agree with your final pick! I have to take it day by day and be patient. Otherwise I’ll never get to “healthy forever.”

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm (2 years ago)

      I mean in some ways it sucks that I have to try forever, buuuuut it’s reality, so probably best to acknowledge it now!

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  2. Katie @ thecarbmonster
    October 2, 2012 at 9:30 am (2 years ago)

    I like #3 the best :) Sending some DC metro love (SOMD girl here)! Keep up the awesome work :)

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm (2 years ago)

      It took me a minute to figure out what SOMD meant… Guess you can tell I live downtown lol!

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      • Katie @ thecarbmonster
        October 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

        Lol that is so funny! (I live in St. Mary’s county- California, MD area for reference :)

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  3. Kristi
    October 2, 2012 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for this project. It’s interesting how the first few that we come up with are somewhat defeating and negative and then you realize it’s not what you are now. Now it’s about forward motion.

    Worked too hard to give up.

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

      I LOVE that one!!

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  4. Mannie
    October 2, 2012 at 10:03 am (2 years ago)

    I reached goal after three years.

    Maintenance is easier but for longer.

    I always knew I’d do it.

    Any one of those would be suitable, but I’d probably go for the last one if I had to choose one.

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    • nic.
      October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am (2 years ago)

      AHHH. I LOVE “I always knew I’d do it.”

      LOVE!

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      • Beth
        October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am (2 years ago)

        Me too!!

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  5. Lori
    October 2, 2012 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

    I like 1 and 3 of yours.

    For me:
    Very hard, but totally worth it.

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am (2 years ago)

      Love that!

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  6. Amy
    October 2, 2012 at 11:02 am (2 years ago)

    I’m not sure I’ve EVER heard better words than “I HAVE TO KEEP TRYING. EVERYDAY.” Good work!

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm (2 years ago)

      Ain’t that the truth!? :)

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  7. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt
    October 2, 2012 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! This is hard. I love Mannie’s above “I’d always knew I’d do it.” How inspiring is that?!

    Good one to think about. You have your own mantra now!

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm (2 years ago)

      I love that one too. It’s so cool seeing what people come up with!

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  8. Lynette
    October 2, 2012 at 11:55 am (2 years ago)

    Have to keep going for ME!

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    • Kristi
      October 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm (2 years ago)

      True! Good one

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Yup that’s a good point too! It’s gotta be for YOU or else it’s impossible to stick with!

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  9. Maria
    October 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post! I think mine would be “Keep it moving. Always and forever.”

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Good one!

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  10. Amanda
    October 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s hard but I’m worth it.

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm (2 years ago)

      Love!

      Reply
  11. Heather
    October 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Easy, now hard. Never giving up.

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

      It is SOOOOOOOOO hard now. Argh! :)

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  12. Rachel
    October 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm (2 years ago)

    It won’t change unless I change.

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    • Beth
      October 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s an awesome one!!

      Reply
  13. Laura Jane
    October 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Try. Fail. Try Again. Still Trying.

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  14. Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet
    October 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Ok, I couldn’t do one in 6 words, but I got it down to 7 (I hope that still counts). :-)

    Getting healthy, one decision at a time

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  15. michelle burke
    October 11, 2012 at 10:22 am (2 years ago)

    Maintenance is harder than I thought.

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    • Beth
      October 11, 2012 at 10:25 am (2 years ago)

      Ohhhhhh good one! That could 100% be mine too. :)

      Reply
  16. Daree
    October 11, 2012 at 11:43 am (2 years ago)

    I’m on my way. Won’t quit.

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