Starting Over


If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
but somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh, so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER
~ Author Unknown

Yet Again. One of the most amazing thing about the human spirit is the willingness to try again. Some people, not all, will never give up trying if they know that something can be done. There are times when I look at my weight loss efforts as a failure of sorts. I've tried so many times and keep failing. But I've decided to turn things around a little. I know this can be done, and I know it's not easy. I need to find a way that works for me. And that's what I'm doing this week.

Hubby is working all week on a big event. He'll be doing his regular job during the day then at 4 or 5 go to work at the event until 10 or so. It's going to be brutal on him but it's only for a week and we can sure use the money. So he won't be around much, which means I'll be on my own for food - that would be me in charge of making my own food - Hello!!! Anyway, normally I look upon these events as a reason to not eat well. I don't like cooking and I will have a bowl of cereal for dinner rather than eat something healthy. Not this time. This time I'm using this week as a way to take care of my weight loss.

I'm going to weight watchers this morning for a weigh-in and meeting. After that I'm stopping at the natural foods store and getting some peanut butter that's just ground peanuts. Then I'm going to hit up the farmer's market down the street and stock up on veggies. Later I'm going to go to the grocery store and stock up on everything else I need for the week. I will be eating good and tracking my food all week. I'm hoping this will 1) get me back on track with the food. I've been eating way too much junk for far too long. And 2) jump start my weight loss. One week where I'm in control of every single thing that goes in my mouth should really help get things started.

I was watching Dr. Oz yesterday, quite by accident, and the show was about weight loss. One of the things he covered was what to eat at meals, and I really like the idea. For breakfast you eat protein, carbs, calcium, fruits and veggies. For lunch you eat protein, carbs, fruits and veggies. Then for dinner you eat protein, fruits and veggies. This way you are eating most of your calories in the morning which does a couple of things. It gives you all day burn them off and it fuels you for your day. Everything is portion controlled except for the fruits and veggies. Those you can eat a lot of. I like it. I like it a lot. I can use this general rule while following Weight Watchers and tracking my points. I think it will help me keep my points under control also, because dinner is where I usually go over.

So yes, here we go again. But I'm excited and looking forward to it.

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