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1/25/12 8:52 A

Thanks, everyone! Today is a new day!

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1/25/12 12:46 A

What works for me is not have or make food that I am not supposed to eat. Because if it is there, the temptation is too hard to resist, especially something like comforting bread. If you are making it for the family or friends, I figure if it is not good for me, it is not good for them either so why make it?

Or make it a whole wheat or whole grains kind with ground flax seeds, sesamme seeds, quinoa, millets, chia seeds, etc... to make is a more healthy one.

But having said that, a few treats like these are fine every now and then. Other wise life will be too dull. Just make that a part of your plan and not make too many restrictions. If the plan is too strict and hard to follow, we slip and feel miserable. Instead if we make a few treats a part of the plan, we won't feel deprived but stay within the calories guildelines. I hope you can move on to a better tomorrow...

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1/24/12 11:29 P


What is done is done. It's so easy for us to focus on all the could've, would've, should'ves instead on the positive things that we do.

Changing life-long habits takes dedication, determination, perseverance and most of all time. So many of us have made unhealthy habits such a big part of our life that it is going to take more than a few weeks or months to truly integrate the new habits into our lives so that we no longer have to think we just do.

If you look at this journey as a quick means to get to a certain number on the scale only to go back to the way you used to live, you will not keep it off for long.

Just by making small permanent changes into your life can lead to big results down the road. There is no place for perfection in this journey we call healthy living. One oopsie moment doesn't mean we have blown it for the day...we always have the opportunity to make healthy choices any time.

Every day brings the opportunity of new beginnings...if you fall, pick yourself back up and carry on and know that your SparkPeople friends are here to help you along.

Hang in there!
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1/24/12 10:00 P

Bread happens.

I bet it was good, too! emoticon

Tomorrow's another day; you can get back to what you know you can do.
So tomorrow, show that bread who'd boss! Maybe eat some extra veggies.

As long as this isn't an everyday occurrence, I bet you'll be just fine.

1/24/12 8:40 P

So I'm not sure what my deal is today...I think I started off okay, but somewhere around the middle I became totally wiped and broke down. I ate two slices of homemade bread, then I decided I was going to track and be reasonable the rest of the day. Then supper came around and I made homemade hamburger buns. Instead of being reasonable, I ate three of them. So I feel like this: emoticon and now I'm sad because after tracking everything I'm pretty well over my calorie range for the day. Just bummed!! emoticon

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