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Ready to start over?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I don't know if I'm actually ready to start over, pretty much from the beginning. I have gained most of the 70lbs. I lost back, maybe more. I will know later today exactly how much. I haven't weighed my self in almost 6 months, but I know it's pretty bad. I feel bad, I have trouble moving more and get tired quicker. Last week I joined (another) gym. Today I am going for the first time and having a assessment and mini training session. I am trying to stay positive. I have lost the weight before. I know I can do it again, I just worry that I'm not ready to give it 100%. I feel like part of me is doing it because I need to, not because I want to, and that will set me up for failure. I'm going to try to take it slow. Maybe focus on exercise and just do a little with food. Just try not to pig out as much. I'll try to be active on here again. Honestly, I credit a lot of my success the first time to Sparkpeople and I'm wearing my Sparkpeople shirt to the gym to remind myself of that.
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  • ANNA0918
    I started back up again on Monday too. I think this says it better than I ever could.


    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest! If you must-but never quit.
    Life is queer, with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might of won if he'd stuck it out;
    Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows-
    You may succeed with one more blow.

    Success is failure turned inside out-
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
    And you may never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems afar;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
    It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT.

    Anon. You Musn't Quit

    1761 days ago
    Every day is a new opportunity to start least to try to do better than the day before.

    I have a comment on something you wrote. Why do you think if you NEED to do something instead of WANT to do it, it's a setup for failure? Don't we need a job? Don't kids need to go to school? Don't we need to keep things clean? We don't usually do those things because we want to, and that does not at all mean we're bound to fail at them. We just get the job done. So, you might as well admit you don't like exercise and you don't like to diet (because who does?) and say to yourself, Do it anyway.

    Best to you!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1762 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Now that you've had it both ways and know which way you prefer is the first step towards making it happen. You can do I and do it because you want to and do it for yourself. What's for you, is and will be for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1762 days ago
    Start over with me! I just started back Monday. I am telling myself April showers will bring May flowers ~ April sucked. The warm weather starting again made me feel the extra weight I had put on. I felt terrible and now I will use how I felt this month to make May about feeling the good feeling I get when I am working out and ready for the summer. I have not worked out consistently or ran at all in 2 years, not usual for me since getting healthy about 7 years ago. I had lost 70 lb when my daughter was a baby with running, Jillian Michaels, Oxygen Magazine and Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet. Went from 220 to 150, it was actually 149 for one whole day emoticon . I found my way back up to 190 and set a goal for my self of 60 lb in 30 weeks to reach 130 by November and spend this year doing this!! I applaud you and want to encourage you because I have found my way back from motivations I have found. Check out ~ She is amazing and I have followed her blog for years. Check out her before and after pictures and read her story. I always go back to her blog when I need inspiration. She is also on SP. Good Luck emoticon
    1763 days ago
    even the tiniest of steps over time amounts to traveling a great distance. Dont focus on the huge picture, take it one day at a time and focus on something small every day you can do. emoticon emoticon
    1763 days ago
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