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Back to try again

Tuesday, August 18, 2009's been awhile since I've been on here. I have been suffering from a nasty bout of depression, which has really taken a toll on me. Needless to say, all the weight I lost before came back and then some!! So I've decided to start over again. I was going to just throw in the towel and say "what's the point?", but I'm tired of not being able to fit into my clothes, I'm tired of how I look (I HATE mirrors right now), I'm tired of hurting all the time, I'm tired of feeling tired and sluggish, and I'm tired of avoiding activities because I either can't keep up or I'm too embarrassed to participate in.

I'm kind of scared starting over. I'm afraid of failing again! I'm afraid I won't be able to stick with it when the going gets tough and then I'll quit. But if I don't take that first step, then I have already I have to at least try. So here we go...

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4EVERHIS1 8/25/2009 6:10PM

    Welcome back Chelle! The first step is always the hardest and the most important. You can do this! Each of has failed along the way (I started in March, quit for a few months and am back more determined than ever, but still making slip ups) and you just have to take the setbacks with a grain of salt. Don't let a slip up make you feel like a total failure. No one is perfect and no one expects you to be. Just take a deep breath and get back up again. Set some goals for yourself but take one day at a time. Put some mini-goals in for each day so you feel accomplished and ready to take on the next goal. Reach out to your team members - I have found lots of helpful people on here. I never thought that I would rely on strangers for support but it really works!

I'm going to add you as a friend so I can easily get back to your page. Please feel free to add me too, if you'd like! I was born in Phoenix (I saw that you are part of an Arizona team) and have lots of family there still.

Take care and make sure you track your food and exercise! :)

Hugs - Trish

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DORCAS9 8/18/2009 1:15PM

    Well done Chelle! The first step is always the worst, but it will get better as you progress onto the 2nd, 3rd, etc. I have suffered from depression too and am just beginning to come off my meds, so I know a little of how you feel. I'm not too keen on mirrors and cameras at the moment either, but I am determined to get where I want to be, so keep going despite set backs and one day soon you will reach your goal and be proud to look in a mirror!
You seem a very determined lady, otherwise you wouldn't have been able to write this blog, so I know you can do it!
By the way, I think you look beautiful!
God bless. emoticonDorcas.

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KAV0829 8/18/2009 1:02PM

  You have taken the first step. You can do this.

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Small Progress

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I joined SP on 8/30/08 and I'm pleased to announce that I've already lost 2 pounds. Having to track the things I eat & drink sure does make you accountable (and careful) of what you eat. Just think how much I could lose if I upped my exercising! But I'm getting steps to success! Unfortunately, I've found that I have to take it one small step at a time or I get burned out and quit...and I definitely don't want that this time around. I'm excited to be here and I'm looking forward to continued success and meeting/making new friends.

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JBRUCK 9/26/2008 10:45AM

  Thank you for adding me as a friend!

I need help! LOL! Mental help?!?!?!

Thanks for your support. We'll get through this - no matter how tough!


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ARKSTER 9/4/2008 11:12PM

    Great job, keep it up. The food tracking opens your eyes to things that you don't relize really add up. Congrats again!!

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BIGGIRL2082010 9/3/2008 5:56PM

    Wooooohoooo! Congratulations - what a wonderful start!


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