FitBloggin’ Session: Getting Back from Gaining Back

Here are a few quick notes I took at the “Getting Back from Gaining Back” session this morning at FitBloggin‘. This session was facilitated by Margo from This is Nacho Mama’s Blog and Jennifer from Perfect in Our Imperfections.

  • Think about your weight loss efforts as a project.  Being on a “journey” implies you have no sense of control. (from Margo)
  • Lose it like you live it.  Don’t do anything during your weight loss phase that you aren’t willing to do for the rest of your life. (from Jennifer)
  • There is no end point.  Life doesn’t change we you reach goal weight.  The people who didn’t like you before aren’t going to magically like you now just because you’ve lost weight. (from Margo)
  • Your body, right now, has value — regardless of whatever size you may be. (from Margo)
  • Don’t think about it as you *have* to start over again.  Have the realization that you *get* to start over every day, or even every hour if need be. (from Susan)
  • Always remember, every win is a win, regardless of how small.  Celebrate the victories along the way. (from Dominic)

There were lots of other awesome comments made, but I didn’t get them all captured.  Of course, I was so involved in the conversation that I completely forgot to take any pics.  Oops!

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  1. Jody - Fit at 55 28 June, 2013 at 9:25 pm Reply

    This is GREAT!!! I lived 2 & 3 from day one of my weight loss so that really helped me! $ was part of it too – I just got back to it & all of them are great!!!

    So now it works! )

    • TheDailyMel 5 July, 2013 at 9:17 am Reply

      Thanks, Jody! I really need to move away from the “all or nothing” mentality that has crippled me in the past and really embrace bullets 2 & 3 as well.

  2. Stephanie @ Athlete at Heart 3 July, 2013 at 4:21 pm Reply

    This is awesome! It’s amazing how you forget all the good things that were said so quickly. The one about life not changing just cause you reach goal… so true!
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    • TheDailyMel 5 July, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply

      I know, right?!! I had really hoped to blog more of the sessions I attended while at FitBloggin’, but there just didn’t seem to be time. Thankfully, I took pretty good notes on my iPad Mini during each session so I can get them all written out once I’m back home. It was so awesome getting to meet you in person!

  3. Patty 3 July, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply

    Thanks for these reminders. I really needed them today )

    • TheDailyMel 5 July, 2013 at 9:19 am Reply

      Missed having you there with us so much this year, Patty!! Hope to see you at FitBloggin’14 in either Nashville or Austin. ) xoxo

  4. Dani 4 July, 2013 at 11:36 am Reply

    These are awesome points!
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    • TheDailyMel 5 July, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply

      The entire conference was so amazing, Dani! I’ve got more recap posts yet to come. )

  5. Emily (Big Life, Little Blog) 4 July, 2013 at 3:52 pm Reply

    I’m disappointed I missed this session. I had intended to go (like a few others I missed) and got distracted hanging out or seeing Portland. Oops…so thank you for the great notes!
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    • TheDailyMel 5 July, 2013 at 9:22 am Reply

      My pleasure, Emily! It was really an amazing session. Then again, I would describe most of the sessions I attended in that manner, too. lol So awesome getting to finally meet you in person! Looking forward to seeing you again at FitBloggin’14 in (*fingers crossed*) Nashville!

  6. Kimberly 6 July, 2013 at 8:37 am Reply

    What a great takeaway! Those are such important points and ones I need to work on myself. Writing them down and adding them to my journal!

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