Breaking the Brick Wall

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One of the most influential quotations I have read is (Powell) “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” by Randy Pausch. I believe that though I have my weaknesses like all other people, I also have my strengths. Throughout my entire life I have been overweight, every once and awhile I would lose my weight but, it seemed inevitable that I would gain it back. Throughout my life I have always been a food lover, there's no doubt about that. I would eat and eat without thinking, at times when I was full I kept eating because I had a low self-esteem (because of my weight problem). I would sit down and play videogames all day, never work out, never watch what I was eating until one day I decided that it was time to put down the food and start breaking down my brick wall (get rid of my fat). I lost over 100 pounds in 9 months, I consumed protein shakes constantly and I ate meals I found online including 2 cups of veggies each day (I got use to it after a while). Life without my snacks (Soda/Pizza/etc.) wasn’t easy to say the least but I was in disgust with how I looked and I was determined to fix it. The first couple of weeks were excruciating, I felt like I was starving myself, the foods I did eat didn’t satisfy me in the least and it was hard to adjust to the taste. My life was miserable but at the same time amazing, the thing is... even though I ate the foods and felt disgusted afterwards, I realized what I was doing was in my best interest and the fact that I didn’t let something as simple as a eating habit stop me from completing my goal felt great. I recognize that saying no to a slice of pizza may seem simple but

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