Back Again and Starting Over

Friday, July 12, 2013

Okay, so... I am starting over AGAIN. I'm at my highest weight ever at 307.2 lbs. and I'm really starting to freak out. I am having some serious problems with motivation and I need help! My husband is great, but I honestly don't think he really wants me to lose the weight. I think he is scared. I don't have a good support system and I'm really stressed out. Any advice you guys can offer, motivational tips, or even just words of encouragement? I was doing really well a couple of years ago when I was a more active member here and I need to get back to that point again. I am putting myself out there and I am doing something extremely hard for me. I am asking for help. Is there anyone out there?
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  • TIGER_LILY_613
    Hi, and welcome back ! Try to start slow and build up, as this will to give you time to get used to the changes. Take advantage of the trackers and health articles, and lean on the SparkPeople community - they're very supportive !

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    Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 8:39:11 PM
    Hi there ,

    As someone who is also restarting their journey I know it is tough but the awesome thing is your back here. There are so many resources here as well as all of us to support you along the way !
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    You do have a support system and it's all of us! emoticon
    1744 days ago
    Welcome back! You can SO do this. Read articles, use the food tracker and drink LOTS of water. Reignite your Spark!
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  • JR0124
    I hear you on how much tougher it is when you don't have a good support system; but, it is possible without it. You just need to decide that it is what you want and screw everyone else!

    Stick around the site, ask for help and you'll find the most support possible here!
    1744 days ago
    I'm where you are right now. I am at my heaviest at 315 and I can't even believe it. I tell myself I "carry it well" and don't look like it, but I'm sure I do. You haven't lost this battle though, Because you are here, you wrote a blog, you are seeking support and motivation. That's the first step, the first leap, and you've done it. Maybe we can help to motivate each other? I know I need help, too. If you look over my blog posts, you'll see I go through good times, and bad times, where I disappear for months as a time. It really is a lifelong battle, and I think accepting that its a lifelong battle is an important step. It's not "once I lose this weight I can relax again." That's what brings the weight back. Its a total lifestyle change. The hardest one to make. Its a fight every single day. Wake Up. Kick Butt. Repeat. That's what I am going to tell myself every morning, today I'm going to kick butt. I don't expect to be perfect every day, no one can be. Just remember, you've only failed when you've stopped caring and stopped trying. And even failure is only temporary. Failure turns to success the second you start caring and trying.
    1745 days ago
  • ANDYGIRL1219
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    I started at just about your weight several years ago and am now under 200 and still losing. It's not easy but it is so very worth it. Spending time earning Sparkpoints and reading about other people's journeys is really helpful for me.

    I wish you all the best - you have already taken a big, important step.
    1745 days ago
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