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Begin again, Finnegan

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Losing Weight.

Why do they call it that? When something is lost, it is gone. However - I have lost the same 35-50 lbs at least 4 times in my life. With each of those instances I did not achieve my goals - but would stop whatever program I was using as soon as the compliments started rolling in and I was feeling good about myself.

I would like this to be the LAST time. At this moment, I am committed and resolved to doing this program for 50 lbs. At the end of that, I won't be at my goal weight - in fact, that will be 1/2 way. However - I am taking this journey in segments. It is my sincere hope that I can accomplish that in 2-3 rounds and then reevaluate.

To start over, I had to think about why I have not been 100% successful in the past. I have found I can do any program and lose, but I have failed in the past at keeping it "lost". The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. I have resolved that carbs are not the best friend I thought they were. They do not comfort; and they bring friends.

That isn't to say I will never eat a carb for the rest of my life - but I am resolved to treat them like condiments. Something you take a dab of, and nothing more.

The journey is beginning, with many miles before I rest.


TODAY: P2D3 : Total lost 4.6lbs
Start Weight 245 on 9/20/2014 Gained 1.6 loading
Initial Goal: 25 lbs by 11/1/2014

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  1. Bridget Marie's Avatar
    Great Post that is so true "insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. I much feel the same way as you do carbs have never been a good fit with me beside the healthy ones not the refined, pastas, breads and added sugars. I congratulate you on making the resolve to not let carbs rule.
  2. Blak Porsche's Avatar
    I agree this is the most honest post I've seen. You are going to get there....you are going deeper into the real issues! Please post you progress. You are an encouragement! Never hive up :-)
  3. bebifal's Avatar
    It's like your story is an exact mirror to mine. I'm back again trying to lose the 40lbs that i gained back. But you are so right-- as soon as the compliments start, I tend to get lax and then bam i'm back to square 1. I'm back here hopefully for the last time. Good luck to you and I will make sure to keep up with your blog.
  4. Miley's Avatar
    You sound a lot like me, Theresa. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that most of us here have been struggling with the same 20 or 30 or 50 pounds for years. I don't know why this happens; maybe there's a deeper, emotional issue to our eating habits, a lack of self control at certain times, or maybe it's just that you have to be 150% obsessed with monitoring your weight every single day of your life to be able to maintain your LDW. I think the latter applies most in our cases. We're real people, and we want to live our lives without having our weight dictate every choice we make--or worse, keep us from enjoying activities and friends that make life worth living. For some people, it's easy to keep weight off. For the rest of us, it's a huge effort. I think it's all about finding a balance--a weight where you can live a not-so-freaking-strict life but still feel really good about yourself. This is something I'm working to find. The more times we do this, the wiser we become, I think. Hang in there! This may be the round where you find that magic balance!
  5. AFPrincess's Avatar
    I was thinking the same thing myself over the last few days. I am one of those people who when I start eating things like bread, pasta, sugar, sweets (chocolate especially), muffins... you know what I am talking about.. I can't just stop at one. I don't have that control. I know some people don't understand that and some people do (probably a lot of people who are overweight and doing this hcg thing). I can say that is why I have had to redo this so many times. I stabilize for a while and then think I am safe and go back to the way I used to be and eat all the same stuff and where do I end up? back at the same place I always am.. overweight and wondering how it happened AGAIN! SO this time I am doing it different. I changed my eating habits before I started hcg. I slowly started eliminating those things.. That way when I started the hcg it wasn't a shock to my system and I am doing so much better this round and I'm not craving things like I used to. I find different ways to deal with my cravings (because I still have them). It's about finding a balance I guess. I think once I find a balance I might be able to ONCE IN A BLUE MOON have a piece of a sweet.. but only when I feel I can manage it and it not MANAGE ME.

    That is where I come from... I hope that you continue to post about your journey, we are here to support you and look forward to seeing how you are doing.
  6. Trish Winkler's Avatar
    What a great post!! I feel like you're talking about me. That's how I have felt, this is my first time with HCG, but not my first time bouncing back to my overweight self after losing so much of it. I gave up for a time, then I went to the doctor and had a rude awakening, lose weight or lose your life. So here we are, I'm totally stalking the blogs of people who have done this more than once. So much to learn, so many stories like mine...I'm glad I'm not alone in this.