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Meet the Queen of starting over..........

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hello everyone My Name is Lisa (aka:UKmom638) or as I like to call myself "The Queen of starting over".

I can find any reason in the world not to accomplish my goals with weight loss. I've been this way my whole life. Start...Feel Better...Meet Goals...Self Destruct!

I wish I could understand why I meet my goals and feel really good about myself then forget everything I've accomplished and start down the road to self destruction each and every time. I give myself excuses like I'm to busy, my husband and Son aren't supportive, I'm stressed. WHY?!

If you'll read my Blogs you'll see this is a normal occurrence in my life. I Start over and over and over. How do I make this time different? Well my friends that is a magical questions. I once had a friend tell me you will start over until its the right time, the key is to keep starting over.

So let's see if this is the RIGHT time. Woke up this morning Ready to start....

So Here's my story:
- I am a Pre-Diabetic diagnosed several years ago, I lost 50lbs with SparkPeople a few years ago. When I was ready to Leave the 200's and reach my goal of putting a 1 in the beginning of my weight loss journey. I STOPPED! Someone I love with all my heart was going through something I just couldn't grasp so I turned to FOOD for comfort. I told myself it was OK....I'd get back on track when all this was over. WRONG!

- Fast forward and I'm going start again...Then a happy thing turned into another reason to self destruct. My Daughter was getting Married. We had 8 months to plan a fairytale. I Put my goals on hold again telling myself I would get back on track when the wedding was over. Right? It was just a excuse.

-Fast Forward again....Ready to start! My mom breaks her hip...It's OK I'll get back on track when she's feeling better....Yea Sure?

- One more time...A little over a month ago, This time what is my reason....Who Knows?! I told myself it was stress at work and Hormones..... You see now why I call myself the Queen of excuses..........

OK so I got up this morning thinking I don't feel good...I am Tired...I want to be Healthy!! So where do I turn SparkPeople.....Why? Because I know it works I've seen its glory! So my first goal is to get back to the place where I add a 1 in front of the # on the scale....I'm trying not to look at the end result which seems really far away but instead tiny goals along the way! When I reach one goal I'll set another. I haven't tried this before I only look at end results. I joined 2 challenges this morning, I've never done that before either....So maybe this will be the Right Time for me, if not I guess I'll start over again, until that magical day it sticks in my head to make myself a priority.

Keep Sparking my friends and good luck on your journey! emoticon
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    You wrote this a year ago. I trust you are doing well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1195 days ago
    Yes!!! That's exactly how I take the challenge of losing weight, one teeny, tiny step at a time. Otherwise it's just too overwhelming. You should pat yourself on the back for starting again! That in and of itself is an accomplishment!
    1557 days ago
    Remember that no matter how many times you've started, you are still can do this and follow through too! Keep moving forward and keep coming here on SP. We'll keep rooting for you no matter what and I know I personally have faith that you will figure it out!
    1558 days ago
    I too am the Queen of Starting Over. For me, it took debilitating back pain. I truly have no choice. if I skip a day, I hurt so badly I want to curl up in a ball & have a true pity party. Since I have to exercise, I might as well eat right, lol. We can become the Queens of Completing Our Goals instead! emoticon
    1559 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    Hey, at least you start again. A quitter does not start again.
    1559 days ago
    Thanks I'm right there with you Hopefully we will maintain it this time
    1560 days ago
  • PUDDLE13
    I'm also excellent at starting over and rubbish at following through! I finally have no excuse not to put myself first for once, but am struggling to get started :)

    We will both get to where we want to be :)
    1560 days ago
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