Welcome to my world!
But, hey, everyone has to start over (some of us many, many times!!).
In fact, for smokers, the research is quite clear, the very best predictor of success in smoking cessation is how many times the smoker has TRIED to quit! Who knows, maybe it is the same with those of us trying to shed weight, not cigarettes!?!?
For me, I try to consider EVERY day a fresh start, a new chance to make my goals, stay within my calorie count, go for that walk after dinner!! Some days I succeed, others not-so-much!
Give yourself a break! Honor your efforts.
Consider where you might be if you didn't/hadn't "started over" -- but you did, you are!
Graduate school has its own special challenges (my PhD is now ancient) so don't beat yourself up as you slog through the final stages of your degree work -- it will be worth the endeavor. Persevere!
And as for those jerks in your office -- don't just shrug them off, blow them off!
You don't have to say it out loud but consider, many of them will be bald and carrying a keg, not a six-pack as they hit middle age! Just the image of what they might look like (long after you're 13 kg lighter!) is enough to make you giggle all the way to the water cooler!
You can do this, I know you will!!
Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
-David R. Hawkins
| Pounds lost: 3.0