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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Don't Be Afraid to Start Over

Don't be afraid to start over...that has been my motto this time around for losing weight.  I lost a lot of weight when I was younger and kept if off for six years.  Then, when my husband and I were having fertility issues and treatments, I gained all the weight back.  I now know that a lot of my weight issues centered around that disappointment.  I could lose 15 pounds easily but then I would lose interest and it would all come right back.

I was scared to get back into the right mindset to lose weight and start exercising.  I would say I wanted to lose weight but there was something holding me back: fear, emotions, the security blanket of weight, etc.

When I went to  a weight loss surgery workshop, everything clicked for me.  I realized that I deserved to give myself one more chance to lose weight on my own. I wasn't sure that I could do it on my own, but I owed it to myself to try.  A good friend went with me to the workshop and  provided me with support.  It sounded too good to be true.  Could a surgery solve my weight problem?  Maybe.  However, with the lapband one must still do a lot of the work.  That was my turning point about getting serious for the long haul.

Don't be afraid to start over.  No matter what your goal is in life. 


  1. Such an encouraging post. I always tell people that I was on a diet at least 500 times before it finally worked. If I hadn't started over that last time - what could have happened?

  2. Diane, those words are so true!