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Begin again again

Thursday, March 02, 2017

But seriously, how many times can you say you're starting again before people think you're just like the boy who cried wolf??? I mean, at some point, no one will listen. But I think there's also value in stepping up, even if it's the 306th time, and saying I'm going to give it a go. Again. But like really this time. And let's b reels - it feels horrible. Because you feel like people are staring. Like they're rolling their eyes at you. And you somehow feel like in your soul of souls that they expect you to fail. But I think those feelings are really that you are staring, rolling your own eyes and yes - expecting yourself to fail. It's amazing how we're able to project these emotions on others when the truth is, the thoughts are our own! So yep - I'm going to try again. This time I actually have a numeric goal, a deadline and a plan. Will I fail? Eh, maybe. But I'm certainly not going to let that stop me from trying. Again.
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  • PARM01
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    1564 days ago
    As long as you keep trying that's all that matters. Who cares what they think. I am trying for the 20th time in the last 22 years. As long as I don't quit. ...I win! U got this!!!
    1568 days ago
    Only those of us struggling with living a healthy and fit lifestyle understand the importance of "beginning again". Take pride in using those words and putting forth your best effort to follow through each and every time you "begin again", because every time you "begin again" that means you haven't given up.
    I don't expect you to fail, not this time nor the next 100 times you "begin again".
    I had a rough week this week and I'm gonna "begin again" again myself. I'll keep you in mind.

    Stay strong. NEVER give up.
    1568 days ago
  • SPICY23
    Statistics are on your side on this: the average number of attempts for smokers who are successful at finally quitting is between 10 -30 tries, because 'quitting smoking is hard'. Weight loss is hard too.

    I think you captured the mental/emotional process though: 'but really it's yourself staring, rolling your own eyes and expecting yourself to fail'. Of course you do, you failed before didn't you? Hence your re-start. But this is good news. It shows you what to work on: convincing yourself that 'this time is different' and then building that 'different' plan. You've got this.

    Peace and Care
    1568 days ago
    I have started and stopped 100's of times in my life, but as I neared the age my dad died at i couldn't get healthy and felt I was doomed, then a VA nurse asked if I tried counting calories. Now it all makes sense I'm here for life.
    1568 days ago
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