To try and try again

Okay, so over the course of the past 15 years, there have been many different ways I have tried – and succeeded at times – to lose weight. There have been numerous types of diet pills, crash diets, body wraps, Slim Fast, yoga, balance ball, the soup diet, the carb diet, the treadmill, the elliptical, the gym membership and trainer, the videos (I am so not coordinated to watch what’s happening on the television and then move both my arms and legs at the same time – are you kidding me!), the competitions between friends or family members with cash rewards and much more.

A few of the things worked – for awhile anyway. Once, I lost close to 50 pounds. Yep, 50 pounds…I was back in a size 10 and loving it. I felt good great. I had energy. But, just like most of the things I tried, that didn’t last either. After I was done doing whatever was it for the moment, the weight came right back on. And pretty easy I might add. It would take months for it to come off and then, POOF!, it seemed like overnight it was right back on. For awhile, I am sure friends, family and co-workers were thinking, "Ooh, what’s next and I wonder how long it’s going to last this time?"  I don’t blame them really. I often wondered that myself.

So, what’s new this time? First, my attitude. Second, my son. I don’t want him to play the weight yo-yo game like I have. I want to teach him healthy habits – for both eating and exercising – that will last his whole life…not just a month or two. I think hope it will work.


3 thoughts on “To try and try again

  1. I swear I am reading about myself while reading your blog only my son is 3.

    Good luck on your weight loss journey and healthy lifestyle. I will be tuning in.


  2. Hi, Welcome to the blogging world, I have been blogging for about a year and I have found Areavoices to be welcoming. You have a great title, and an even better explanation. I understand your plight, and I applaud your effort, you can do it. I know it isn’t easy, I too have been struggling with my weight, I never blog about it though… it seems too personal, this is something I need to struggle with silently, but as I read you, maybe you will give me the strength to break my silence!!!


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