Can I Really Start Over ??!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Well this is my problem, and I have always has this problem.I have never been able to finish what I started. Really, I thought this weight loss thing would be a breeze, but its a lifelong struggle. This is what I have to learn. The first time I was on sparkpeople I lost close to 40 pounds , then guess what, life took over and started to take me over. You see six months ago, after a six month hiatus, I started school again. After rigorious examinations and endless term papers, I gave up on me and my weight loss efforts. I thought hey I can skip a few days of exercise, and hey its okay to have a ridiciously greasy meal a couple of days a week , and it will not show up on my scale and my waistline. But life is not a fairy tale, and what you do in your life will always can come back to haunt you in a positive or negative way. So yep no exercise+high calorie meals= an unhappy fat me squared.

So this is me starting over trying to be a healthier skinnier new me .I wanna try something new a voice out my feelings.No matter how dumb the comment as long as I can get some type happiness and voice out some things out. I want to learn how to take care of myself and I think the sparkpeople community can help me so it, but I also have to put in the effort and the keep at it till its done. Don't get me wrong I may be not able to finish what I started , but it really bothers me if I there and its not done. So there I have put and eviction notice to my fat cells , body needs to know what time it is and get to burnin' them fat cells , and my will power needs to wake up and smell the morning gazpacho and keep me motivated. Yep its going to be rough, but need to do this for the health and sanity of me and everyone around me.

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    I lost 40 lbs. last year and then when my son's birthday came around, I wanted to eat ice cream cake. The problem was not eating the cake, but in not logging what I ate and just binging on what tasted good and exercising when I wanted to, instead of routinely.

    Well, I had to have blood work because I take a lot of pills for various ailments and my A1c number for diabetes had shot up and now I have to take Metformin. My doctor wants me to do an hour of cardio a day.

    I struggle with food temptations too. I have logged in as many as 7 or 8 thousand calories a day when I have binged and sometimes, I didn't bother to log them in. I could probably eat myself to death unless my doctor stayed on me about my weight. Now having to be on the Metformin, I have realized that I was doing just that, eating myself to death.

    I am doing 1,000 days of doing just 10 minutes of exercise and logging in all of my food. I am moving the number of pounds down again, but why did I throw away the 40 pounds I had lost? I just wanted to do what I wanted to do, I don't have any other excuse. Talk about frustration when I regained it all plus some and then had to go on Metformin!

    "Some people learn by watching, some by hearing, but some have to pee on an electric fence." Copied, but I don't know who said it. I am one that has to be "shocked" into reality.
    3219 days ago
    Let's do this starting-over together!
    3228 days ago
    you can do this and we will be here every step of the way with you!
    3234 days ago
    You have taken the first few steps in the right direction. You have returned from a wrong turn to continue your journey. emoticon All us here at SP will be here to emoticon you on......
    3239 days ago
    Starting over is the first step - and look - you already got that part done!!! You can totally do this!!!!!!!!
    3240 days ago
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    you got this! :D you can do this!!
    3240 days ago
    The great news is that you are here and you are ready!! emoticon What happened before is neither here nor there because today you have committed to change. There will still be moments when you fall off, if you don't believe me you can read my blog today, but the challenge is really forgiving yourself enough to get back at it IMMEDIATELY and go stronger than before! BUt I tell you what, you've got sisterhood behind you and we will not let you fail without a fight!
    3240 days ago
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    Start over as many times as you need to. Life oftentimes gets in the way of our good intentions of living a healthy life. And some days are going to be off. But as long as you keep trying, that's all that matters. Keep fighting!
    3240 days ago
    You'll never finish, it's a life long process... but that also means as long as you show up here on SP and try, you can never fail either. :-)

    You can totally rock the weight-loss and live the healthy life!

    Warrior On!
    3240 days ago
    As the saying goes, "It's never too late to start doing what's right!" I just finished posting a blog yesterday about my recent bout with binging! I gained 8lbs. That's wild, and not in a good way. Thank God I am back on track!Phew
    My issue is that I will do well for a while and then BAM life throws me for a loop and I turn to food and forget the gym. I get upset and think of throwing in the towel for good but I know that's not the answer.
    Even if we struggle with weight for the rest of our lives I think we will probably feel better knowing that we gave it our all and did not go down without a fight!
    I'll be honest, it does super suck to have to start over but knowing that you refuse to give up on yourself is where the power comes from! Goodluck to you on your journey! I'm rootin for ya! emoticon
    3240 days ago
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    emoticon Have faith!
    3240 days ago
    you can do it...good luck
    3240 days ago
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