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5 Months Down the Drain

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I gave up, gave in and stopped trying to lose weight 5 months ago. Now I am hesitantly going to try again. I don't know how I got so intimidated and freaked out (and then ashamed of myself for reacting that way). It was a vicious cycle, and I'm trying to fight it off and get off my tush and try again.

I'm so scared that I'm going to fail again, give up again, fall flat on my face again. I know I just need to get out in the SparkPeople community and get motivated and inspired again. I'm not sure where the positive feelings are going to come from, but hopefully they will come.

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TANYA602 11/29/2012 8:21PM

    I have to say that knowing that you could come back here is a giant step in the right direction. Don't consider anything you've learned up to this point as "failure." It's all part of learning our way to a new lifestyle. And it takes TIME. Gosh how it takes time. Don't get frustrated when others seem to hit their goals faster; we are all different. I hope you find all the support you need. I know I have, and I'm here for you, if you need.

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LARISSA238 11/29/2012 8:18PM

    You can do this! It's hard when we go off track, but just keep fighting!

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JENELG 11/29/2012 5:59PM

    You are brave to express your feelings and acknowledging that you are scare of failing. I am personally going thru the same and I know first hand that the fear will not go away until you decide to do something about it.

Focus on the good moments, the moments you felt happy! Picture yourself not only skinner but proud of your own accomplishments. By picturing it, it will be true.

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BLUE42DOWN 11/29/2012 5:52PM

    emoticon back.

Start small. Set yourself little goals that you are pretty sure you can do. Give yourself some successes. Then build from there.

Five months might be done and gone, but you have way more than five months in your future and you're deciding now how you want them to go.

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JIBBIE49 11/29/2012 5:39PM

    Read WHEAT BELLY by William Davis MD and listen to his talk on YouTube.

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