I was watching an episode of "Ruby" today and she was talking about her life long struggle with weight. I started crying when she said she referred to her struggle as "the beast she keeps going in the ring with". The visual was so real to me I couldn't help but cry. I have always had this image in my head of myself being beat down by some unknown force that I couldn't seem to conquer. It was on the other hand very impowering to envision myself beating the hell out of "The Beast" I AM WINNING! I never want to forget how it felt to be defeated time and time again because hopefully that will keep me in fighting shape. But, I do have to say, getting closer to the final round feels great!