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Starting Over

Tuesday, January 08, 2019


I have to admit, I loved this when I saw it so I borrowed it from another user. I have started over so many times that I cannot count. This time is different. This time I will win.

I have a co-worker who has been on every diet you can think of. She has gained and lost so much over the years and I think to myself, I wish I had the willpower to stick to a plan. My deep-down inner self tells me that I just need to find the plan that works for me and adopt it for life. I don't want to be the up-and-down person who continually yo-yo's. I'm not saying that's bad...just that I want to be the one who loses and keeps it off.

My plan is to count everything that goes in my mouth. I have allowed myself to gain over 100 pounds since I got married. That's a whole person! I want to lose that person but not all that she has learned along the way. I don't expect to do it in a few months or even a year. I expect to slowly lose and have a setback here and there but have enough willpower to jump back on the wagon and keep pushing.

My first goal is 5 pounds by the end of January (23 days). When I reach that goal, my reward will be looser fitting clothes.

It's less than 4 months before my daughter's wedding so I'm ready to go!
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  • ARIELH5
    Love the quote
    306 days ago
  • SUSIEMT
    April, when I started sparkpeople I decided to follow the coaches advice since I had failed for 58 years. From the first day, I logged everything that went into my mouth good or bad. I weigh and measure everything. Unless I go out to eat. Then I have to rely on their nutrition or guesstimate. I learned what kind of foods I was eating. I learned what my trigger foods were. Primarily high fat food. I learned to be very, very mindful of what I am doing if I indulge in high fat foods. I yo-yo'd for years and ended up with hypothyroidism.
    You will find the right plan. Diet and exercise is the key. Man, my mother is spewing forth from my mouth! Sorry about that. I just want you to succeed!!
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    311 days ago
  • TRENTDREAMER
    " I don't want to be the up-and-down person who continually yo-yo's. I'm not saying that's bad...just that I want to be the one who loses and keeps it off. "
    * You're totally on on this. The yo-yo-ing never creates the sense of stability. It's more stressful.

    "I don't expect to do it in a few months or even a year. I expect to slowly lose and have a setback here and there but have enough willpower to jump back on the wagon and keep pushing. "
    * Amen to that!

    "My first goal is 5 pounds by the end of January (23 days). When I reach that goal, my reward will be looser fitting clothes. "
    * w00t!!1

    "It's less than 4 months before my daughter's wedding so I'm ready to go! "
    * Congratulations to you and her!
    312 days ago
  • 70MUSTGO
    I could've been that person you talked about. Been on this journey for decades and have lost and regained the same pounds over and over to equal at least three persons...probably more. To give you an idea... my first serious weight loss was a hundred pounds after my first pregnancy and that was over forty years ago.

    I can't even count the times I've 'restarted' knowing all the HARD WORK ahead of me, but at least I'm persistent in that department. Personally, NOT doing anything is worse than failing countless times. At least I still have faith and hope that one day it will all come together... for me AND for you. Till then, we keep changing the tune and lyrics a bit and who knows, one day we may compose the most wonderful song in the world!
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    312 days ago
  • COOP9002
    You can do this
    312 days ago
  • LABYRINTH
    You can do it! Tracking calories and learning what works for YOU! Is the Biggie. Best wishes for 2019
    312 days ago
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