Originally Posted by newlady
I started IP at the end of August and stayed 100 percent until Thanksgiving. Since then off on off on. A lot of emotional things going on in my life so many hurts and food has become my best. This is the first of the year and I'm going to get back on the wagon. I'm so disappointed in myself so I really do not need any tongue bashing. I need advice how to start over. Please will someone please help me. I've only gained 4lbs back I want to get started before I really loose control. Thanks for any help you can give. Dealing with a daughter on drugs made me know we all have our demons big and small.
Hey Newlady! You are doing great, look at how much you accomplished and how far you have made it on this diet. Life handed you one of the ultimate stressors, and still you are back here in almost no time, making wise and loving choices for yourself (and therefore, for your family) by getting the support you need to deal with it in a healthy way. I would never tongue-bash that. I admire you for your dedication, courage, and desire to deal with this in a healthy way instead of reverting back to old habits that would be easy to fall back to for comfort in troubling times. I ditto what Monica said. Here is how I think you do this: one day at a time. Which means come here every day for your dose of inspiration, encouragement, sharing in your victories, sharing your stresses, etc... Daily support is so critical when life hands you this kind of stress. The folks here will lift you up and get you through these difficult times. They will celebrate with you and laugh with you and cry with you. Since life has handed you a lot right now, maybe make a few buddies you can IM. Everyone here is rooting for you and wants to help you through this! God bless and prayers for you and your daughter.
Entered Maintenance Feb. 19, 2013 at 144 lbs.
Started reboot June 18, 2014.