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On Starting Over (again)

Friday, May 12, 2017

...yeah, I've been here before. Yeah, it kind of sucks. Last time I was here, five years ago, I even wrote a blog post describing exactly how I once again feel. fuchsiagetsfit.blogspot.
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uture-self.html
I told myself, I have it in writing, that I'd never come back here. And yet, here I am. I'll be honest. It's frustrating. It sucks. I hate it.

I can dwell on that, and say it's pointless, and I should just give up entirely. Or I can use that to look at my mistakes: what did I do wrong, what was out of my control, what can I prevent from happening again? There are a lot of factors that add up to me being back at my starting point. Moving, money, depression, injuries. They're all excuses I leaned on, saying it was fine that I was backsliding because these things were out of my control. But you know what? I'll be honest: they were just excuses. I've lost weight while navigating most of those hurdles. Hell, losing weight and working out has helped a couple of those things.

So I can look back, and say "What's the point?" or I can look back and say "I've done it before, I can learn from my mistakes and do it again". It's all about perspective. I've been here before. I know I can do this again. How about you?
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  • ROBBIEY
    emoticon no matter how many times we start over.
    557 days ago
  • PHATMOMMA17
    You're awesome and don't you forget it. We all have these struggles. You are here now and you CAN do this!
    557 days ago
  • NIGHTGLOW
    Came here to say something very similar, and found your post waiting for me. What a powerful reminder that we are not alone in the struggle, and that we have no reason to feel Shame or embarrassment. Thank you. I'm with you today!
    557 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    absolutly
    557 days ago
  • TINALOUCHIC
    Absolutely, we can learn from mistakes and move forward...doing it better than ever before!
    557 days ago
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