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Helping Myself

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I have said this from the very beginning. I do not believe sustained weight loss is possible if we do not address all aspects of ourselves with brutal honesty. It is not fun and it is painful but it is, at least for me, the only way I will find the root of why I eat. Why I seek solace in food. Why I will stuff myself until I feel sick and then wait with anticipation until I can eat again. I know intellectually it is unhealthy emotionally and physically but the desire still exists.
I ordered a book this past weekend called "How to Win Friends and Influence People". If you are not familiar it is one of the best selling books of all time. Originally published in 1936 it is still relevant today. It was suggested to me by my boss when she was telling me how poor my social skills are. Hi Pot, I am kettle, nice to meet you. Anyway, those of you who know me know that I am all about being honest with myself and in general I am a rather angry resentful person. I am quick to get irritated and impatient with people, most of all myself. I hold people, including myself, to such impossibly high standards that I am constantly disappointed. I decided to start looking more into how I can change this about myself because I do believe it is deeply intermingled with why I am generally unhappy. I have only read the preface and most of the first chapter but there are already so many points I have taken to heart. One of the big ones "By criticizing we do not making lasting changes and often incur resentment". Wow, isn't that true. Turns out the person I resent is myself. Applying to my generally over-sensitive nature is the idea that people innately believe they are the victim. Many famous criminals have been quoted as saying they where hero's of the people or merely acting in self preservation. How often I have questioned why people are attacking me or cheating me with blatant disrespect and now I am realizing it really isn't about me. It is about their own personal reaction to the situation. Admitting our short coming is a very difficult thing to do. Since I seem to be able to do that pretty well so far (to the point of being detrimental!) I am choosing to focus how making my interactions with others and myself more positive. Focusing on the negative aspects of all of this is not getting me anywhere with my body or with people. I am looking forward to the rest of this book. Hopefully there will be even more insights I can share with all of you.

  
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LINDYLIME 10/24/2011 7:04AM

    I've heard of that book - maybe I will pay the library a visit and borrow it. Great Blog - I always love your honesty.

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ME_FIRST 10/22/2011 9:43AM

    I am very critical and judgmental of myself and others and often react badly. For 20 years I worked for a man who gave constant "constructive critisism" and it made me feel inferior.

I now work for a man who is truly kind. He does not judge or label people. I recently made a mistake at work. When I apologized to my boss, he said "Thank you, you don't have to apologize to me. I should be thanking you for everything you do for me, my company and my family.". He not only didn't make me feel worse about my mistake, but made me feel good about the work I do and myself.

Kindness to others and, most importantly, to ourselves is so much better. This is something I have been trying to do. The irritation part . . . that's really ingrained in me so I struggle with it.

Let us know more about the book as you read on.

Yvonne



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KRAWRS 10/21/2011 1:41PM

    THat's one of the books on my "to read" list, and now I know why! Very good advice. Thank you for sharing!

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BTRTHANEVA 10/21/2011 7:37AM

    ah, Dale Carnegie. I know that book well. It's a classic and I'm sure you'll get a lot from it. Sounds like you already are.

I'm so impressed with you, Ashley. You're very aware of what works and what doesn't work in your life, and you're honest with yourself on working on your weaknessess. Most people would tell you they don't have many - if any. Continue your self-improvement journey and watch how you transform your life.

At 55 years young, I am still a work in progress. However, now when I wake up - I feel good about myself and my life. I am able to embrace love from others and am finally able to love myself - imperfections and all. I've learned to let go of my past and have stopped playing the victim. It's been a long, strange trip - but one that's been very gratifying and empowering. What's most exciting is I know my best is yet to come.

SO IS YOURS... KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON!!! YOU ARE AWESOME, ASHLEY. And you're such a role model to so many people who are starting to find their way by sharing your life with us...

YOU ROCK!

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AMOON502 10/20/2011 10:54PM

    You may have heard...
What you put in, is what you get out, in reference to types of food = energy.

The same applies with your attitude in reverse though...
What you send out is what you get back in.

Food for thought.

Keep pushing Ashley! You can do this!

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/20/2011 8:00PM

    Sounds like a very good book, I will have to put it on my 'to read' list. I am very much like you Ashley, I found out in a therapy session recently I am very angry at myself - and I project it as what others feel about me, when really I am the one who feels it about me.
It was quite the shocker, but good to hear. I hope you are able to get to the bottom of everything, it is so hard to dig deep. I am still a work in progress myself.

Take care!!

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MAMADWARF 10/20/2011 6:33PM

    well leave it to you, ash, to find a solution and make it work for you. I am looking forward to hearing what you are learning. I always like the comment that the only one you can change is you. It is so true. I think by changing ME, I have attracted a much better quality of people towards. Yes, I mean you. :)

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KKINNEA 10/20/2011 5:40PM

    I needed these thoughts today - thanks!

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GRACEISENUF 10/20/2011 5:27PM

    Sounds like a great read. I heard once,(can't remember the source) that the faults we find in others are most likely the faults we have. I thought long and hard about that one and found it to be true in my own life.



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BELLALUCIA 10/20/2011 5:25PM

    Enjoy the book. Good luck to you!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 10/20/2011 5:11PM

    That is a great book. I'm looking forward to hearing more from you as you read on.

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/20/2011 5:04PM

    I am constantly amazed at how insightful you are. You are an amazing motivation to take notice of my own emotional issues. Thank you thank you thank you.

XOXO

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/20/2011 4:56PM

    Wow! Sounds like a fantastic book Ashley! Thanks so much for sharing. Next trip to the bookstore, I'm going to pick one up to read. emoticon

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CHANGINGELAINE 10/20/2011 4:54PM

    Sound like a great read!
I will have to check it out.
Thanks

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Taking responsibility

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I have reached that point. Another enough is enough moment. I am tired of all the drama and excuses. I can make them all I want but if I don't freaking knock it off I will be 300 lbs again. That is a fact. I am eating like I used to again and sitting around feeling sorry for myself. Yes, some good habits have stuck but not enough of them. I am eating too much in general. I let my business and food blogs dream slide because it didn't happen right away. As soon as I had obstacles put in my path I just stopped trying. I laid on the couch last night for 4 hours straight. That was when it hit me. There was a lot more I could have done with that 4 hours than watch TV. I don't have any time for working on a business plan and writing? Bull. I have time I just don't make the best of it. I did accomplish a truly delicious soup that I wanted to share with all of you. I lightened it a great deal from the original and was so pleased with the results. Why haven't I posted it yet? Because I am telling myself my photos aren't good enough. I am frustrated because I am letting my low self-esteem impede my personal goals and dreams. I want to be successful. I want to own my own company. I want to be healthy and a reasonable size. I have accepted that my chances of rocking a bikini are pretty much slim to none but I am ok with that. I just want to accomplish my professional and personal goals and I am letting my addiction control everything.
So here is a line drawn in the sand. No more mindless eating. No more using candy for energy and stress coping. Back to living healthy all the time not just Monday to Thursday. Nobody, especially me, is keeping me down anymore.

  
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KKINNEA 10/20/2011 2:39PM

    You've got it! Just keep working on moving forward a little each day with your plans - it will add up!

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MARTELLA3 10/20/2011 2:27PM

    We have met the enemy and he is us.
All of us can relate to our being the main obstacle in the quest for a better life. There is victory in getting back in the fight.

Today is Day 1!

Marty

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NANHBH 10/20/2011 12:39PM

    Way to go, Ash! Draw that line in the sand. I'm gonna draw one, too. Together we can do what we cannot do alone!
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CHICKENCHASER78 10/20/2011 11:14AM

    I think sometimes we have to get sick and tired of ourselves to get fired up enough to change. I myself get tired of my ups and downs but I just refuse to give up and I'm glad you are the same way. emoticon

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JANETRIS 10/20/2011 9:19AM

    You sound so determined and mad!GRRRR......go get what you want and best of luck to you! emoticon emoticon

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KATHLOW 10/20/2011 9:11AM

    Good luck! Make it happen for yourself

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JENN26POINT2 10/19/2011 3:20PM

    You are already six steps ahead by blogging about what you see, how you intend to fix it and why. You're going to be great. I know it. You're one of those people that takes off like a rocket and doesn't stop for anything.

Obstacles are annoying and disappointing, but I know you can climb over them and move on.

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SMILINGTREE 10/19/2011 3:20PM

    I've been working on building a business while also becoming healthier. I took on both "projects" at about the same time and have found that the requirements to do either well are about the same. Also, success in one area often spurs me to try harder and become successful in the other.

It really is all about personal responsibility, you are right about that. The problem is when you realize you haven't been responsible and let the spiral of negativity begin - at least, that's the problem for me.

Thanks for sharing. I love it that you talk about the struggles AND the successes in your posts.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/19/2011 2:32PM

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EVRLNGFOO 10/19/2011 2:22PM

    you can do it!

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TAKINBACKMYBODY 10/19/2011 2:14PM

    You can do it !!! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/19/2011 1:56PM

    Thanks but my body is too damaged from being obese. I would need serious surgery to be able to go out in public in a bikini. I have accepted it.

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LITTLEONEJLC 10/19/2011 1:43PM

    This is all good except for one thing. If you want to get down to where you are comfortable rocking a bikini, I believe you can!
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ANGELONE11 10/19/2011 1:04PM

    Great blog where you have fully taken responsibility for your slide and recognized that the only person who can make the changes stick and do something about it is YOU!! emoticon

Get up and get going!!

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/19/2011 12:30PM

    Woooo hooooo!!!!! You go girl!

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AMOON502 10/19/2011 12:21PM

    You can do it! Stay strong and fight the good fight for you!
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GIRLABILLY 10/19/2011 12:20PM

    I've been at this point so many times....even throughout one day I can fluctuate back and forth between irresponsibility and getting it together. It's a tough thing to do. It's good to have some resolve, like you're showing, and it will all come together...bits and pieces. It's tough every day but it will be worth it. We're all fighting this battle! Good luck :0)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/19/2011 12:17PM

    I know you read MAMA's blog about getting fired up. You need to get that fire back. I know it's in you, I've seen it. We started this journey together and I miss that Ashley. The one that wasn't going to let anyone or anything get in her way. Like MAMA said, "FIRE IT UP!!" *HUGS*

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YRINA03 10/19/2011 11:55AM

    That is great. I just had somewhat of the same Epiphany, except mine was a few months ago, but i finally decided to come back to SP and face all my past mistakes from this entire year. All the hours spent in front of a computer or TV. Saying i have no time, but it's really just Excuses. So i'm very happy that you decided to post up that line emoticon

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PGNBRI 10/19/2011 11:53AM

    You can absolutely do this! And I can't wait to see that recipe!

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MAMADWARF 10/19/2011 11:52AM

    Good for you, ash! I dont have time to come to boston and kick your @$$ so you are gonna have to do it yourself!! Where is your fire? Where is your passion? WHy are you letting obstacles immobilize you! I know you dont want that so FIRE IT UP, girl!! I am with you!! Just take it one day, one step, one meal at a time. Just for today, take care of yourself and make good choices. I want to see that login that you were are planet fitness!! Got it? GOOD!!!

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Giving myself a mulligan

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I realized last night I am almost at the exact same weight I was at last year. At first I was upset. Then I decided I am taking a mulligan. One year of staying in a relative weight range is not a bad thing at all. I had a lot of ups and downs starting with my grandmothers death that will be one year ago next month to the day. The year is over. The negativity is over. I am cleaning house. I am actively taking steps to change my career. It isn't just a job but the industry that makes me happy so I am moving on. I hate sales. I am not an extrovert and that is what this job requires. I don't want to keep fighting it. I want to be a writer. It is that simple. I love food so I need to find a way to combine my passions. I want to own my own business and be free from the rat race. It is funny how often when you get what you thought you wanted it isn't what you thought it would be.
I am ok with this past year. I am not where I wanted to be but I learned so much about myself and who I want to be and what I want for myself. I found my strength. I found me. That is the best thing that could have happened. I learned my happiness is not in a number on a scale. It is in a feeling. If I set goals and follow them I will be successful and cutting out the bad things is the most important part.
Today is a new day and a new year. Moving on.

  
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NANHBH 10/20/2011 12:41PM

    You GO, Ashley!
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PINK-PEONY 10/16/2011 10:25AM

    I think sometimes our insides just need time to catch up with our outsides. I love your mulligan perspective, I'm going to have to borrow that!

Hugs,
Melissa

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ECONLADY 10/16/2011 12:47AM

    Good for you!

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JACKIESJ 10/13/2011 10:04AM

    Good for you!

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BTRTHANEVA 10/13/2011 7:33AM

    Acceptance of what is and understanding why you are where you are = the tenderlovingkindness and awareness you need to move forward. Following your heart and pursuing work in a field you're passionate about is key to living a happier and less stressful life! Sharing your wise insight with your facebook peeps = PRICELESS... As are you!

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BELLALUCIA 10/12/2011 5:57PM

    Proud of u!

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 10/12/2011 3:00PM

    I love your view on this!! I am taking a mulligan too!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/12/2011 2:55PM

    I am with ya there sista!!! emoticon

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PGNBRI 10/12/2011 2:44PM

    Good For You!! Your weight may be the same as a year ago, but YOU are not the same. You should be proud of yourself.

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KKINNEA 10/12/2011 2:43PM

    Your mulligan let you find yourself and that's the best thing! It should allow you to continue to grow your passions and get fit - very exciting!

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SUZYGREENBERG94 10/12/2011 1:21PM

    I've been following your blog for the last year and yeah, you have ups and downs, and the CONSISTENCY you've maintained for the year is nothing to shake a stick at! You're a real inspiration to a lot of people people here on Spark, myself included! Take that mulligan with a smile on your face and start a new year with a new job, new passions, refocused energy! If anyone can do, YOU are the one!

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BNSUHAS 10/12/2011 1:19PM

    Maintaining for a year is never a bad thing as long as we learn from it and it seems that you have. Congrats on recognizing that you weren't happy with your job and taking steps to correct it!

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NMK1980 10/12/2011 1:08PM

    Happy for you!! You go girl!

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RUNTRILAUGH 10/12/2011 12:57PM

    Sounds great!!!!!


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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 10/12/2011 12:51PM

    I love that you gave yourself a mulligan. I am a firm believer that yesterday is gone and it is now that matters.

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/12/2011 12:43PM

    You go girl!!!!!! :D

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PATTY267 10/12/2011 12:43PM

    You are on the right track ... Blessings to you as you continue your journey.
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Time to let go

Sunday, October 09, 2011

My fiancé took me shopping this weekend. I had no clothes for work since I got rid of everything last year that didn't fit and I was wearing the same 2 outfits to work everyday. People were starting to notice lol. I am lucky I have someone so supportive in my life and he went with me and was really honest with me about what fit and what didn't. I got a little upset because things are not fitting the way I want them too and the way they were just a few months ago. I had a big aha moment. I have basically just been living in the past. I have not truly let go of my morbidly obese self and expected this regain to happen. I was counting on it. How can I be successful if I sit everyday and just wait to fail? In the beginning I was just going by day to day making good choices and as I had success it was almost too easy. I just knew I would regain the weight because I had never been successful before so why would this be different?
With an attitude like this of course I got stuck. I am letting go of that person. I have not been over 300 lbs in a over a year now. Not even close. I am not going back and I have proven that. It is ok to lose the rest now. It is ok to be happy. I am not in danger of failing. I choose to move on.

  
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FINALLYBEINGME 10/10/2011 6:42PM

    Love the "aha"..it definitely is about not continually perceiving ourselves as failures.. emoticon on the new clothes :)..

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/10/2011 5:23PM

    emoticon Glad you are going to let that go.

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BTRTHANEVA 10/10/2011 4:09PM

    Hey Ashley -

Looks like you had an *aha* moment and found that you made your self fulfilling prophacy come true!

Now that you're aware, it looks like it's time for a new prophacy & perspective & direction!!!

This is a HUGE st step in the right direction!!! You GO GIRL!


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CHICAT63 10/10/2011 7:03AM

    Aurevoir.....Bonjour, Hola to new you, hmmm can we get pictures of the new outfits?

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KATHLOW 10/10/2011 2:29AM

    buhbye to old ashley, hello new ashley! Good for you for figuring this out and as always, lots of love!

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/9/2011 11:18PM

    Yay for Your Blog! I wonder if a lot of us feel this way. I know I've thought about it. I've lost 26 lbs. so far and at least moved from obese to overweight. I haven't gotten rid of one single item of my clothes yet and actually still keep wearing the huge oversized clothes. Maybe I'm setting myself up for failure. Not one person has even mentioned that I look like I've lost weight. I guess I'm still hiding myself, waiting...
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KJELLYBEAN429 10/9/2011 8:12PM

    Great post! I so needed to hear someone else say this today. Got to let go and move on.... woo hoo to better things!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/9/2011 8:07PM

    You are as beautiful now as you were X amount of pounds ago. I know you know that, but I'm just reminding you.

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JTAMSYN 10/9/2011 8:03PM

    Its good to take the time to let your mind catch up to the new you. I understand your struggle with what your mind wants to you to look like and how clothes actually fit. Just give it time!

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MAMADWARF 10/9/2011 7:57PM

    Hell ya! That's what I like to hear!

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JENN03275 10/9/2011 7:50PM

    Positive self talk is a habit we should all get in to!

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ELLIE-1220 10/9/2011 7:29PM

    emoticon to the old you!!!!

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We all need a reminder

Friday, October 07, 2011

So I guess one of the good and bad things about my job is my connections to amazing food and wine people. I tried this fantastic wine at a restaurant and called my sommelier and got his stamp of approval. I felt pretty awesome I picked out a standout wine on my own. Looks like I am learning something! He could get it for me but it was expensive. My other distributor could get it for me at a ridiculous discount and sent a case to my office. When it arrived I thought "wow, I am so grown up ordering my fancy wine by the case emoticon" but when I tried to haul it out to my car I found myself really huffing and puffing. After fending off the construction workers on the corner who kindly offered to put it in their truck to relieve my burden I wrestled it into the car and headed home. Again hauled it huffing and puffing up to my second floor apartment and decided to plop it on the scale to see how much it weighed. 34.8 lbs. I have lost more than 2 of these boxes. I stared at it in stunned silence for a bit. No wonder life was so difficult. I could barely carry the one without getting out of breath. I still have 2 more boxes to lose. Imagine how much better I will feel then! If I didn't think the neighbors would call the police about the crazy woman walking around the neighborhood with the huge box of wine I would use it as a workout lol.
In my frustration I have forgotten how bad I felt so heavy. When I could not walk around the mall without fear of being winded or a sweaty mess. When I could barely hug my fiancé. When sleeping hurt. Those first 35 lbs I lost were the easiest because I was just doing this for me. Just to be healthy. I never weighed myself. I didn't count calories. I just made the right choices. I watched my portions. So I am going back to the beginning. Back to stage 1. There is no shame in a refresher course. We all need a reminder how far we have come and why we are doing this. My just happened to come in the form of a case of Cono Sur Vision Gewurztraminer. (If you like it see if you can find it. It is organic and delicious)

  
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KRAWRS 10/12/2011 1:50PM

    Ok, first off, Guwertztraminer is my FAVORITE! If that brand is expensive, I'm sure I haven't tried it... but even the cheaper brands are super delicious!
I love this blog. I can't wait til I have my own moment like this.

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TARANITUP 10/11/2011 4:43PM

    SO TRUE... sometimes we just have to start over... the little things we did at the beginning are the important things that started the success ball rolling. I forgot that somewhere along the way and became "too cool" to wear a pedometer, and take the stairs EVERY time. Thats when my weight stagnated!

Awesome feeling about losing 2 of those cases of win!

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GROOVER4 10/10/2011 2:57AM

    I needed a dash of perspective to my day and this helped. How easy it is to forget things like this!

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LAURALITE 10/9/2011 4:49PM

    Thanks for the reminder, and for the great wine tip! I have often visualized my excess weight (either lost or held) in terms of trudging along carrying a staggering stack of 25 pound bags of dog food - your Gewurztraminer image has more upscale appeal! Congratulations on leaving those cases of wine behind!
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PRETTYINPUNK_04 10/9/2011 11:06AM

    Your post reminded me of how far I've come! It was hard to sleep and wow I can remember when walking up a few stairs took all of me lol.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 10/8/2011 2:08PM

    You made me smile as I pictured you passing the construction workers!

Back to basics does help.

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NELLBELLA26 10/8/2011 1:15AM

    Agreed. Back to the basics can help put it all in perspective again.

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ACCT1908 10/8/2011 12:13AM

    Awww. The beginning was such a simple time for me. I don't think I ever got on the scale, counted calories..Nothing. Now it feels obesessive.

Kudos to you for going back to the basics!

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LUVDOGZ 10/7/2011 8:09PM

    I am still in stage 1, sad to say I haven't looked at it in a long while. Tonight I will start again, and do it right! Thanks Ashley, love that the construction workers were going to "help"! You are awesome, never forget it!

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NANHBH 10/7/2011 4:06PM

    Pretty awesome visual! Thanks for the wine recommendation!
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COOKWITHME65 10/7/2011 3:07PM

    I think thats a great idea Ashley. Glad to see your back on. Hope things are ok. I was a little worried when I saw your status the other day.

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MAMADWARF 10/7/2011 2:49PM

    Yep common theme right now. As you know we are doing an easy back to basics challenge and it has really helped me focus. You have lost alot of bottles of wine, my friend! And you are right, we need to remember from whence we came. And not go back there! Onward!

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GRACEISENUF 10/7/2011 2:23PM

    My husband and I were talking about this same thing at Bass Lake this past week. I told him how much better I felt and how hiking and walking were so much easier. He reminded me that I had a bag of over 50 pounds (he used dog food as the illustration, ha ha) strapped to my back.

Yep, no wonder we felt like crap huh?

WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY ASHLEY!

Proud of you spark friend!

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PAMATX 10/7/2011 2:19PM

    Back to the beginning. Right there with you, sister.

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NIMNIX 10/7/2011 2:13PM

    Maybe that's why my trainer will occasionally put a weight vest on me during my workout, as a reminder of what it used to be like. Or maybe he's just sadistic.

Awesome post! Great reminder of what you've accomplished.

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ELLIE-1220 10/7/2011 2:10PM

    Back to the basics is always helpful! I've done that a few times myself... :) You are doing awesome so anything you have to do to maintain your momentum!

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IMIN2GENES 10/7/2011 2:09PM

    A life lesson from a case of wine. How funny yet ironic is that? I love a good Gewurztraminer. I just ordered a half case of McFadden Gewurztraminer - pretty tasty!

Congrats on the great wine pick and your epiphany!
Chris

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BELLALUCIA 10/7/2011 2:03PM

    I'm glad you had this breakthrough. You've been in my thoughts.

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/7/2011 1:54PM

    That is great Ashley!

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KKINNEA 10/7/2011 1:40PM

    Nice job - I may have to track that wine down. And I excel at being a crazy lady so I would never think twice about you carrying around a box of wine as a workout!

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JACKIESJ 10/7/2011 1:39PM

    Good for you. I'm joining you back at stage 1...and the wine sounds wonderful!

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PGNBRI 10/7/2011 1:33PM

    Yay for reminders of how far we've come!!
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JTAMSYN 10/7/2011 1:10PM

    Wow! What a great visual for you! You should be really proud of yourself. You've come a really long way! Take a moment and be proud!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/7/2011 1:07PM

    I can relate. I went to the store and tried to lift a 40lb bag of dog food... NO GOOD! I've lost more than double that. It's amazing what we were doing to our bodies. NO MORE! Getting back to basics is always good. Fight the good fight!

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CHICAT63 10/7/2011 1:06PM

    You are SO RIGHT Ashley we do need reminders, it's weird isn't how we find it difficult to lug weight around but we were doing it ourselves for years ! I remember one time, lugging out a 18L water bottle, it weighed 35 pounds. At that time I had lost 70 pounds there is no way I could lug two of those bottles.

Kudos on the wine by the way, awesome ! Enjoy your long weekend, Josée

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ISHQBINA 10/7/2011 12:52PM

  That's very motivating :) It is the small reminders that sometimes make the most sense

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