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11/30/11 8:47 A

Hey, Meg ! Coach Nancy is quite right. A person should never ever feel guilty about what they eat. Sure, there are times when we eat more than we should, but a person shouldn't feel guilty. That's not healthy.

Let's put a healthier spin on your day, instead of saying,"I feel bad because I ate too much junk", how about we say,"Okay, I may have eaten a little more junk than I should, BUT I did get in some regular exercise and I did eat an extra serving of spinach at dinner".

If you keep beating yourself up every time you eat a few too many treats, you're going to end up being miserable for the rest of your life. Don't let that happen. Spark People has never been about deprivation. It's all about moderation and portion control. Yes, a person CAN eat a cheese burger and still be a healthy person.

As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". Give yourself credit for all the positive things you do for yourself and don't beat yourself up over any perceived negatives. NO ONE is perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

All things in moderation.

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11/29/11 9:56 P

MEGWAR1370,

I like to say that guilt has no role in a healthy lifestyle. It does nothing to change the action or our behavior--what is done is done...Keep some healthy foods at your disposal and take a few minutes out to do some deep breathing and just know that when the project is complete you will be back to your usual routine.

Hang in there!
Coach Nancy

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11/29/11 8:30 P

Yesterday I ate junk food, which made me feel guilty. Today, I went and did it again. I'm super stressed because of this project that I should've already finished, and also about fitting in exercising. I really want to exercise, but it's almost becoming a distraction from my project...I guess I just need some inspiring words to kick my butt into gear for all the things I need to accomplish tonight.

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