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ANNASMOM12 SparkPoints: (38,458)
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6/27/12 10:21 P

yes and ty

LIVE_N_LEARN1 SparkPoints: (36,143)
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6/27/12 4:52 P

DONT GIVE UP!! I have lost 83 pounds and i STILL fall off the wagon.. we all have a bad days.. but those are the days that you gotta try harder!! You got this!!

ANNASMOM12 SparkPoints: (38,458)
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6/26/12 9:45 A

thanks for the help

ANNASMOM12 SparkPoints: (38,458)
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6/26/12 9:44 A

thanks for the help

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
6/26/12 8:14 A

mindset, mainly.

As other poster said, we don't like to accept responsibility and admit our own mistakes, errors in judgement, slip-ups, or whatever you wish to call it.

Also, calling getting healthy a "diet" means that you will stop at some point, and go back to "other" methods.

Getting in the mood and mindset that it's a lifetime of healthy choices, sometimes helps keep a person focused and motivated.

Seeing an occasional item as a "treat", and "indulgence" or a "fail" are all methods of undermining your decisions. See everything as part of a meal plan, and plan for its inclusion (obviously, not daily). Track it, as you would any other item of food or drink. In this way, you'll also see patterns, and be able to identify the timing of what and when you can add varying items back into your menu.

That's why, when done correctly, a plan like Atkins or South Beach, that begins austere, but adds things back slowly, so as to control cravings and reactions, is effective. Unlike "diets" that eliminate certain things completely, leaving you with the problem which started this thread, a well-balanced menu can include EVERYTHING you wish to eat - in quantities that are appropriate for you.

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6/25/12 11:37 P

It is probably because it is hard for to admit we made mistakes. An expression my track coach once told me "Success is getting up one more time than when you fall down." In other words, I have found here recently that it is important to recongize that I am not perfect, I will make mistakes, fall off the wagon. But I will learn from these experences and apply them to the future. It is so much easier to sit on the couch and eat than jog around the block and make a healthy meal.

ANNASMOM12 SparkPoints: (38,458)
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6/25/12 10:57 P

why is it when you fall off the wagon, with your diet why is it so hard to get back on track.

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