Just like starting over…

10 May

Somehow I don’t think John Lennon had this blog post in mind when he wrote that lyric.

But, that is indeed how I feel – again!

I wish I had something new to say, but I feel like I keep saying and doing the same things over and over.  What is that definition of insanity again?  Uh huh…I keep detoxing, and starting on a healthy eating plan, which lasts for about a week or so, and then I just…don’t anymore.  A vacation comes up, or a business trip, or something else I can use as a convenient excuse for throwing caution to the wind.

I’m struggling again with confidence, having gained back several of the 30 pounds I lost last year.  I’m scared of creeping back into all the lost weight- not only the pounds, but the psychological impact of TRULY staring over – from zero.

I just can’t seem to get it through my tiny pinhead that the rules DO apply to me, and that I can’t make the ‘bad’ food choices I’ve been making and still lose weight.  I don’t know why the hell that won’t work, but, ‘studies have shown’ it does not.

So, my big plan to get back on track next week is to ask you all to begin your own ‘thing’ with me.  I’ve never been really good at asking for help – but, today I am doing it.  Maybe you don’t want to or need to lose weight.  Maybe you want to give up sugar, or an extra helping at dinner – OR maybe there is something you do every day (glass of wine, scone [you  know who you are]), that you could give up for a week or two in solidarity with me as I (once again) detox from sugar and get back to a healthy eating plan.  (I guess I will ACTUALLY start on Sunday, as I have to give up solid foods for a Monday colonoscopy.)  Another idea is, maybe you’ve been trying to get yourself to walk 3 days a week – this could be the time to start.

If you feel so inclined, write to me and let me know what you might like to commit to for the next week or two so I can have a ‘village’ around me for support.  We can even email or text about our progress (or frustrations) during the week if you wish.

The ‘bad’ thing about starting over is I feel like all the other times, I’ve tried and failed.  The GOOD thing is each new start is an opportunity for success – a chance for what I am doing to really stick this time.

So…

would you like to join me?

2 Responses to “Just like starting over…”

  1. moobabes May 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Of course! I’m in MI for a wedding will mull over ideas and get back to you. Strength in numbers! Love ya, M

    iPhone message

  2. Diane Cyr May 11, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    Okay! Ya got me. No scones for a week! If you can, I can! In solidarity, and love, [you know who]

    Sent from my iPhone

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