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Something that I need to apply to my life!

Monday, July 11, 2011

I read an article on sparkpeople today and one of the things that stuck in my head was....

FOOD IS NOT THE ENEMY!!

Yeah so as I read this and go, well duh, I start to think about how I have been eating lately and how it has effected my mood . In the article it says that you should "stop labeling food as good or bad, diet or non-diet" ....hmmm... ok so I started thinking and reading more.. "make good food choices" ok yeah I do that most.. (key word there) most of the time.. "and when you have your favorite treat incorporate it into your meal plan"... Yeah I do that too... then it tells me.....

PROGRESS - NOT PERFECTION - IS IMPORTANT!!

My AH-HA moment- "remind yourself that what happens on any one day is not going to make or break your WHOLE EFFORT!! ....TADA!!

I will not give up or chide myself today because I had Jack-in-the-box egg rolls.. I will just do better tomorrow.

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REENSKI 7/13/2011 8:04PM

    Progress not perfection-I need to remember that.
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MELLY3183 7/12/2011 11:53AM

    I love those aha moments, I believe I just read this article recently and was happy to have come across it.



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MOUNTAINMERMAID 7/11/2011 6:59PM

    First, LOVE Your Background!

1 Day, 1 Meal at a Time!

WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 7/11/2011 12:14PM

    progress not perfection! love that!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 7/11/2011 11:16AM

    Love those "AHA Moments"!

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AMBER281 7/11/2011 10:47AM

    Great attitude!!! Thanks for sharing!

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 7/11/2011 9:50AM

  emoticon emoticon I think truly living the "progress not perfection" mantra is what it is all about! I am better at that sometimes than others.

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DEBBIEDAY 7/11/2011 9:24AM

    emoticon emoticon PROGRESS - NOT PERFECTION - IS IMPORTANT!!

Think I'm going to print this out and tape it to my mirror ....A great reminder that Progress is progress 1 pound-one choice-one day at a time!

Good luck in the 5% Summer Cahllenge!


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TEMPEST272002 7/11/2011 9:22AM

    Great attitude! This really is a life-time process & remembering that can help us keep perspective.

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STARLIGHT615 7/11/2011 9:03AM

    We are never Perfect! Just take it one day at a time! Even if u eat something that you think is Horrible or bad it will not turn all the good you have gotten so far!! So just start anew tomorrow and push on! XOXO

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SERENITY0808 7/11/2011 8:32AM

    None of us can live up to Mary Poppins. She was just "perfectly perfect in every way".

All we can do is our best. Our best is sometimes better than we think it is. We're just used to selling ourselves short.

If you make room for it on your food tracker ... and if you count those calories and OWN it ... then it's not "cheating" ... it's planned eating, which is what we are striving for on this journey. It's being realistic about what we eat. It's having the knowledge that we can't just count a whole bag of pretzels as a nutritious meal.

That's what this is about. MINDFUL EATING.
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KSGROTHE 7/11/2011 3:19AM

    Sounds great! emoticon

- Karen

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