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Starting from Scratch

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Monday, April 08, 2013

I have decided to start from scratch. Not that I've been close to letting go of this beautiful journey, but because I've been letting things slide.

I have found myself eating when I shouldn't. And eating more than necessary when I do. I find myself giving in to the temptation at work and going to restaurants for celebrations and date nights.

I buy little mini chocolate candy and keep them at my desk for a coworker. For the first couple weeks, I abstained. Since though, I've been bad. Real bad. One Twix turns into a Twix and a Snickers. Throw in a couple Milky Ways. All of a sudden, Shelby needs to replenish the bag. Yuck. Needs. To. Stop.

This must end.

Yesterday, I decided to go back to basics. I went grocery shopping and bought only the foods I bought when I began my journey. Steak, vegetables, fruits, low calorie options. I bought only what was on my list. That felt good.

I brought out my measuring cup for my cereal and for my fruits. I'm back to paying attention to serving sizes. I need this. I have felt so out of control lately.

Hell, I even drank 12 glasses of water yesterday. You don't realize how much you miss that refreshment until you're taking a sip and your body almost seems to be saying 'thank you'.

The morning runs will be starting up again, while it's in the 60s. I still go to the gym after work, but I don't think I'll be renewing my membership when it expires next month. (Can't afford it with my rent increase)

So many things are going on in my life right now and I need some semblance of order. Some sense of control of the things I CAN change.

Back to basics I go. It feels good.
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CATNCAG 1/13/2014 3:06PM

    emoticon Shelby! emoticon stopping the insanity before u gain it all back & more. That is what I'm currently doing as well! The most I've gained back on this, my final lifetime weight loss journey/lifestyle change is 10 pounds. granted I've done it several times but I will never stop & will never regain the 60 pounds I've lost and more as I've done this all of my life! This time the insanity has ended for good!!!
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SUPERSYLPH 8/2/2013 12:35PM

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TERRIJ7 6/26/2013 11:34PM

    HooBoy, do I ever relate! I need to do the same thing!

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 5/24/2013 11:53AM

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AMBER461 5/20/2013 9:55PM

  Great time for a start over. When you know that you are on the wrong path it is
better too return to the correct one.

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WYLKIOT 5/12/2013 2:07PM

    me too. again! :-)

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MANDELOVICH 5/11/2013 8:08AM

    This is me today!!!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/2/2013 7:26AM

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GEORGE815 4/28/2013 3:20PM

    Sounds like you know what to do. Now its time to work your plan.

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MAW_OH 4/25/2013 1:59PM

    WTG. Starting over can seem difficult but it will be worth it!

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ANGELN325 4/21/2013 1:14PM

    I have to do that. Things have been crazy for me and I have found myself making some poor choices. So I've been working on getting my sleep back on track, and my drinking of water. You are right about that. My body too had a "Thank you" reaction! Today my back is still hurting. It started acting up yesterday so the poor choices have been coming out today because I have the opportunity with Caley's birthday party being yesterday. Once my back starts feeling better, I know it will be easier to reign me in, but that's why my game plan is to work on those things that are becoming big obstacles to my success: mainly my shoulder, back, neck, knees, and feet.

Any ways, there is nothing wrong with stopping and looking where we are and saying, "I have some work to do", analyzing where we are going wrong, and coming up with strategies to fix it.

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LAFS75 4/17/2013 11:56PM

    Your journey sounds a lot like mine. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/17/2013 10:58PM

    Good for you for taking control!! Great to get back to what you know works. emoticon

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JAMIEBOYD328 4/17/2013 10:07PM

    emoticon Good luck!

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MISALA 4/16/2013 11:53AM

  Thank you for sharing the sopt where you're at. I've been there the last 2 months. A slow slide backwards. A day "off" here, another there, turning into a weekend off, etc. It helps to know others are at the same spot!

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LIFETIMER54 4/15/2013 11:49AM

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GRAMPIAN 4/15/2013 6:00AM

  Good luck with your new start. emoticon

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PANIK257 4/15/2013 1:49AM

    Sometimes a new beginning is necessary.

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LEANMEAN2 4/14/2013 6:44AM

    Good luck with your goals.

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CEE_DUNCAN 4/13/2013 8:04PM

    Your words are uplifting today. I have gone through a chaotic journey and my fitness routine has dropped, also.

Major time for a change!

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JJSSPARK 4/12/2013 9:25AM

    So glad to read your blog. I feel like I've gotten out of control too, and need to reset, basically. My problem was salty, not sweet, but snack away at work, and next thing I know, the bag of chips is gone. Time to do some shopping I think.

BTW, someone told me that to go shopping, only go on the outer isles of the store. All the processed food is in the middle isles. If you think about it, it is true. I just like to share that bit of info with everyone I can.

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ROBBIEB7 4/12/2013 1:47AM

    Always we begin again. Thank God for new days, new weeks, new months, new seasons and all the New Year's days: India's is about now (called Ugadi), Jan 1, Chinese new year, Christian new year (Advent), Wiccan new year (Halloween), Jewish new year. I'll celebrate anyone's new year as a chance to start over!

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SUSIEMT 4/11/2013 10:29PM

    Good luck to you on your back to basic healthy lifestyle choices. This is a great start!

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KALEWINE 4/11/2013 9:16PM

    Sometimes it's good to get back to the basics. emoticon emoticon

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AMBER461 4/11/2013 6:32PM

  The way to go girl. Starting over is a good way to go instead of quitting.

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MYJUNIEMOON 4/11/2013 3:24PM

    I'm with you all the way!!!

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ABUFFKIN 4/11/2013 2:21PM

    Way to go, starting fresh!!! I can totally identify with the work candy dish, it got me for a long time.

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MALKAH 4/11/2013 1:42PM

  Thanks for the inspiration!! just what I need, I am in the same boat! Sometimes I want to kick or kill myself for letting the "wrong" into my eating programme

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CHOCALATE4 4/11/2013 12:11PM

  Thanks my sister, I felt you also in this piece. I myself is starting over and getting back to basics. Thanks again for sharing.
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TAYGRL 4/11/2013 11:50AM

    I totally felt you on this! Thanks for reminding us that sometimes our program needs a reboot!

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SADIE338 4/11/2013 11:08AM

  Good for you. I will also be making a fresh start. I tend to make a fresh start once a week and quickly fall off. I have ordered the 10 minute trainer and it should be here any day and then my new fresh start starts! I think I just need some new inspiration.

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IMSUNSHINE 4/11/2013 10:57AM

    Sounds like you are headed in the right direction!! Awesome!!!

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HHB4181 4/11/2013 10:54AM

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love it!

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SHOAPIE 4/11/2013 10:34AM

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GRIZ1GIRL 4/11/2013 10:15AM

    Sometimes it's best to get back to basics...you can do it! YAY YOU!

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MARYGOLD5 4/11/2013 9:58AM

    emoticon I've been going through the same things. Not just candy, but just about anything sweet is my weekness. I just need to get back to the beginning where I was seeing results. It helps to know I'm not alone in this. emoticon

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LISSYDEP 4/11/2013 9:16AM

  Shelby, I also could have written this post. I just came off a cruise, and said that I would start again after, but then my mom died, and the bad eating starting again, but now I am ready.

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ALSGIRL4 4/11/2013 8:53AM

  Shelby, Thank you for your blog. I have been feeling the same way. I realized it a few weeks ago. Thought about doing something about it but haven't started. I said I was going to start this past week end but didn't. I think I have to get off my bum and just do it! Otherwise all my hard work I've done thus far has been for nothing! Thank you for the blog. I think it was the kick in the bum I needed to see the light!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/11/2013 12:05AM

    Hooray!!! I hope your fresh start truly rejuvenates you...it sounds like it's off to a great start! :)


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CICELY360 4/10/2013 11:48PM

  good blog

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MARYJEANSL 4/10/2013 11:25PM

  I know what you mean. My life right now is spinning totally out of control, and I too need something I can control.

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WOMANATWORK1 4/10/2013 10:40PM

    Inspirational! Keep it going -- you can do it!

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MEEMAH2013 4/10/2013 9:36PM

    Thank you for this blog. I needed to hear that I am not alone in this and I think your solution is great! I just may do that too!

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