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How Many Times Can You Recommit?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I've been a bad Sparky, a bad group leader, a bad friend, and generally just not very motivated. I have not gained any weight, but really, it hasn't been for lack of trying--I have had so much beer in the past month that I might as well invest in the local brewery. Sigh. It is very hard to balance having a social life with losing weight.

I am going to South Africa in about a month, and will see friends who I saw in July. In July they were all excited by how much weight I had lost, and I really would like to have them be excited again when they see me. And I would like to be excited to see me--to look in the mirror and be proud of what I have accomplished.

So I am recommitting. Again. I'm staying on my plan. I'm tracking everything I eat, even if it is just a taste of something. I'm planning ahead when I go out to eat. I'm bringing diet-friendly treats to parties and potlucks.

I got this.
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    Good luck -you can do this. We all have to recommit every so often because we are all human.
    2104 days ago
    You recommit as many times as it takes. Just don't give up. We all know what its like. You can do this!
    2105 days ago
    First of all, you haven't be bad, you've been positively human.
    Secondly, you friends in S.Africa will just be excited to see you regardless of your weight (I discovered this myself in a similar situation last month).They'll be pleased to see you haven't regained the weight you'd lost last time they saw you.However, I'm sure that now you've recommitted you'll see good results before you go.
    Recommitting is's never recommitting to a healthier stronger you that would be a problem. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2105 days ago
    As many times as you need to! There is no limit, I'm probably on my 34923784273 recommitment myself lol! The only important part is that you keep coming back!
    2105 days ago
    THE MOST IMPORTANT we keep getting back up. I just wrote about it myself :) And you're not "bad"!!!!! You've been busy. It happens!! You DO got this. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2105 days ago
  • SWP0213
    ... as many times as it takes. I just asked myself the same question, so I know that's the right answer. emoticon

    We each go at our own pace, but we will finish the race, one way or the other!
    2105 days ago
    I have recommitted quite a few times this year... so I hear ya.


    Sounds like you know what to do!

    2105 days ago
    You can do this, we all have times where we fall off the wagon, the point is to get back on!
    2105 days ago
    We all go through this at some point (if not multiple times) in our journey. No worries. I'm just happy that you've decided to recommit instead of giving up! You're right - you've got this! emoticon
    2105 days ago
  • MUFFIY831
    You can do this. We all have those blips, but you're not gaining weight so you're doing something right and now you can renew your efforts and get back on the losing track. We are all here for you!
    2105 days ago
    It isn't easy - but you can do it. And you know what to do. Just keep telling yourself that if you don't do this, you'll (fill in the blank - for me it's imagining myself wearing only size 4X muumuus!)
    2105 days ago

    my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

    i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

    we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

    2105 days ago
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