"There and Back Again..."

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Grumpy
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"There and Back Again..."

Post by Grumpy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:07 pm

"... a Grumpy Holiday."

Hello!

I've had a somewhat tumultuous, on-again-off-again relationship with No-S, Shovelglove, and Rangering over the past several years. During the "on again" phases, good results have been consistent and reliable. However, derailments resulting from impatience, a lack of self-discipline, training and non-training related injuries, and a lifelong proclivity for self-sabotage when success is almost achieved have prevented me from establishing any of these as true habits. During these "off again" phases, I have experimented with a multitude of other diet and exercise modalities, and have achieved good-if-short-lived success with many of them, only to find myself, ultimately, back where I started (with interest).

So. Here I am. There and back again, and determined to establish these healthy, simple habits, once and for all.

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Post by gingerpie » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:36 pm

Here to hoping your somewhat tumultuous relationship with No-s turns into smooth running, long term relationship.

Welcome and good luck.

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Post by Grumpy » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:59 am

Thanks, Gingerpie... much appreciated!
"I don't want my pain erased. As wretched as it is, I need my pain. It makes me who I am. It makes me... Grumpy."

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Post by FarmerHal » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:16 am

I have similar issues :). Welcome back , best wishes!

I see my daughter going down a similar path I have, and so I hope just by seeing her every day, it keeps me on course, because she copies me.
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Post by Merry » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:14 am

I think most of us have been there! I finally came to the point where I realized that yo-yo dieting wasn't working, and only sustainable, changed habits would really "work." Losing alone isn't enough--it has to be maintainable, or like you said, you just end up back where you started. Wishing you the best as you set out to create healthy habits!
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:18 pm

I'm taking the liberty of adding this to the thread "Why did you leave? Why are you back?

And welcome home.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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Post by Grumpy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:50 am

Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome and thoughtful replies!
"I don't want my pain erased. As wretched as it is, I need my pain. It makes me who I am. It makes me... Grumpy."

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