The other night I was browsing Pinterest when I came across a great graphic someone had pinned with the quote “If you’re tired of starting over, quit giving up.” That one sentence resonated with me so much that I’ve tossed it around in my head almost every day since then.
There is one area of my life that I struggle with the vicious “starting over cycle” and that is my weight.
I never had a weight issue until around the age of 36. I was finally done making and nursing babies, but I was still eating like I was nourishing another person. Also, my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer and in/out of the hospital, and I ate convenience foods plus ate out of stress.
Needless to say the weight piled on. Around 38 I started to get a handle on it, but when I started my online business, Everyday Elements, my tail was at my desk and not being active, way too much.
Over the past year I have lost ten pounds, gained seven pounds, lost 12 pounds, gained 10 pounds. I have started walking, I have stopped walking. I have started food journaling, I have stopped food journaling.
Where does that leave me?
I am as heavy as I’ve ever been.
I am discouraged, but it’s of my own making.
I am tired of starting over.
I am drawing the line here, today.
I am starting over today for the LAST TIME.
I will do the hard things.
I will not quit.
Do you find yourself frequently “starting over” with something in your life?
Note: I tried to find the original graphic/quote to link to it but I cannot seem to find it now. If you know of it, please share the link in a comment and I will add it to my post. I definitely want to give credit. The graphic above is one that I made myself.