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Well, it's been a full week since the show and I am settling back into my schedule. It's been interesting to get people's reaction to the show—solicited AND unsolicited. Strangers and friends alike have made a point to "weigh" in on the show. Some have been quite encouraging, while others have chewed me out. But I know it was all done in love and to motivate me to get to the next level. So, thank you!

What inspired me the most about these conversations was that those individuals could relate to my situation. Some people commented that they had similar struggles with the scale. (So, it's not just MY scale that lies?) Others mentioned that with such a hectic schedule—especially with travel, meetings, etc.—it has been hard for them to fit in the extended time needed to exercise or prepare meals.

The reason why this was inspirational to me was because I began feeling like an anomaly on this challenge. I mean, am I the only person who regularly leaves home at 8 a.m. and returns at 10:00 p.m., and thinks carrying all her meals and snacks in a lunch box throughout the day seems impossible? Is it me, or does fitting in a couple of hours of exercise in an already crazed day feel unrealistic? Hearing from individuals who understood what I meant when I said that I needed things that would "fit into my lifestyle" was comforting.

It wasn't about a "partying" or "social" lifestyle. I was speaking of a schedule that I "barely get enough sleep in" lifestyle. But I said to them what I've been saying to myself since boot camp. If Oprah with her busy schedule figures out a way to fit it in, we can, too. We HAVE to! It's going to require a sacrifice of something, but it'll be worth it. Yeah, it will definitely be worth it!

Until next time... 

LaToya
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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