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Sometimes I need to allow myself to

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I have been working very hard since Nov. 2010 to "eat to live" allowing myself some slack during the holiday season. Since January I have really felt the benefits of eating to live, and actually have been enjoying it and not feeling slighted or deprived.

Since I will allow myself time to LIVE TO EAT... I will continue to lose slowly. I had the best time this weekend with some very good friends. One of the days was a wine tasting tour-- so you can only guess that after the second vineyard all judgement was out the window. But you know what- it is how I like to have fun with my friends, and as long as it isn't an every weekend thing, I am at peace with this.

I got up today and knew right away that it was going to be all about damage control... and I did a kick *ss workout- cardio, fat burning, and strength training. One and a half hours of totally concentrating on my body and working it hard. And while I probably slowed down any losing momentum I had-- I did NOT slow down the toning up and strengthening.

I am in this as a life style change, the long haul, the forever... so if it takes me 2 years to lose 50 pounds- so be it because I do want to LIVE! And for me- that can be at socializing functions.

I will not beat myself up (didn't feel one iota guilty) about having fun with friends, and I took ownership and responsibility of some high calorie choices (truffle fries, pizza, chocolate...) and made sure that I didn't allow myself to wallow and drag me down today. Got my butt in gear- because I LIKE feeling good- and exercise makes me stay that way.

So while for the majority of the time I will practice "eating to live" I will allow myself some "living to eat moments!"
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  • JEAN111766
    So true my friend, so true!!! I am with ya 100%!!! This is a lifelong journey and we will get there and enjoy the ride on Sparks together ;)
    Have a great day and week!!!
    2515 days ago
    I like what you have said and you know this is what I'm all about these day. I can't do what evryone else does.I was given this quote one day(eat to live) not live to eat and I thought that was a very good quote, as I poundered it, It just make sense, this is also one of the things that helps keep me going. I take it one day at a time making sure that I'm feeling good about me, loving me. and being thankful for any progress that I make. So hang in there and keep up the good work, I know we will end up being successful through out efforts. Take care.
    2516 days ago
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