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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.
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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    emoticon no matter how many times we start over.
    557 days ago
    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
    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
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    557 days ago
    Absolutely, we can learn from mistakes and move forward...doing it better than ever before!
    557 days ago
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