Sunday, June 24, 2012
I stress eat, I was a stress eater today (6/23) I stress ate a couple days ago, I'm a stress eater. I'm just putting this out there because I think that we all need to be honest with ourselves in our journey to weight loss glory. I put it out there because in spite of my stress eating I still manage to be successful in weight loss maybe slowly at times. These are my words of wisdom to those of you who struggle from time to time, there might be a bad day, a bad week, month, year whatever amount of time, keep focusing on getting healthy, work through the struggles, forget the failures other than to serve as a lesson. Don't forget to look at how far you have come even if it is a small victory, such as I ate one less cheetoh than last binge. And know that it does take some work to get to the point where you forgive and forget, but just remember you would not be that hard on one of your friends for a slip up or 2 you would keep encouraging him or her, you would give them positive words of encouragement. Even those that have it all together here on spark have bad days, lack motivation at times, need a phone a friend. I still have days where I am hard on myself and don't want to cut myself slack but as I have learned to accept mistakes, shortcomings, things that I still presently struggle with (may struggle with for the rest of my life) the more successful I am because I don't fuel the cycle with the guilt and the self loathing that used to keep me from success. We are all works in progress, we are humans, we err, but we are capable of triumph. This week let's all be kind to ourselves, treat ourselves as if we were the friend that is struggling or triumphing, let's praise ourselves for what is going well, no negative nancy's this week If you binge hey you're already over calories eat a carrot, then at the end of the day you can say "but I ate a carrot" tomorrow I will improve upon that!