Something I've learned over the years is that we are hardest on ourselves. If you had a friend who you knew was on a weight loss journey and that friend told you they went over their calories by having too much peppermint ice cream and a few chocolate coins, what would you do?
Most likely you would tell that friend that it was ok, it really wasn't that much over in calories and it was only one day. You would probably also remind that friend of what a great job they have done in losing weight, remind them of how much better the look and feel and that it is a journey not a race.
We need to learn to be that friend/cheer leader to ourselves. We need to be able to tell ourselves the exact same message - it's ok, it really wasn't that much over, it was only one day (or only a few days), to look at how far we have come (weight and health wise) and that this is a lifelong journey.
Maybe that is something we should decide to include as part of our New Year's resolutions - we will be the uplifting, encouraging friend to ourselves that we are to others.
Edited by: BARB0863 at: 12/16/2012 (12:25)