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NEWBERRYBEAR71 SparkPoints: (12,230)
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1/5/13 2:49 P

I loved the article. I too have problems not getting discouraged after a "misstep". I can turn one binge into a weeklong free for all. I'm once again trying to "get it right", but for good this time. Just keep pushing ahead.

CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,082
1/5/13 2:20 P

One of my favorite quotes from a SparkPeople member is this:

"If you broke one traffice law, would you go through the rest of the day breaking every traffic law you could - just because you screwed up earlier?" Indy-Girl

Check out her daily spark blog posting, for more very helpful insight:
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=tips_how_
to_stop_a_binge


Another thing that I find helpful, is that when I notice I've done something that isn't in tune with my goals, I try to immediately take two steps towards being healthy (drink a glass of water and take a ten minute walk, for two examples). This can stop a downward spiral in its tracks. SparkPeople calls it the "One step backwards, two steps forward" plan, and it works very well for me. Here is a link to that article:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=84


Like every other change you are trying to make, this may take some time for your mind to adjust it's thinking. Don't beat up on yourself. We have all done this, and know exactly where you are. You aren't alone.

CDP3211 SparkPoints: (1,536)
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1/5/13 1:42 P

My weight loss efforts have always been plagued with the same problem - if I have a time when I eat something I shouldn't, consume to many calories, don't do something I wanted to do, I find myself then giving up entirely for the rest of the day, kind of an all or nothing approach which does not serve me well. How do some of the rest of you deal with this sort of thing?

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