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Food tracking (part 9 I think!)


Monday, August 15, 2011

I have been on my journey for nearly 2 years now and I know several things about myself that ONLY this journey could have taught me:


It is about how I feel and not about how I look.

One good choice almost always leads to the second.

Lying to myself is stupid because, DUH, I know the truth too! (that is code for if you have 50 grams of something, say it is 50 grams and not say 30!!)

And most important, if I don't put in the work that is a choice that I make and I will not offer an excuse. Every choice is mine alone to make, good or bad.



So, with what I have learned I know I need to get back into the good habits of logging my food. So, that is my promise to myself. I am not happy with how I feel after the few extra pounds from vacation. The choice is mine alone, do I eat well and exercise or do I go back to not feeling good about myself?

Feeling good about myself is a gift I did not have for most of life. Now I do. I won't get on the scale because that is just depressing. If it takes a month or a year to get off the few extra pounds well so be it.

Feeling good about yourself is a gift, and that gift is priceless!




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MAYTE1975 10/2/2011 3:45AM

    Hope everything is back on track.
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MAMACAT2_3 9/23/2011 7:27PM

    I'm stopping by your page to see how you 're doing?? You've been quiet on here lately, were you able to get back into the groove of tracking your food? Hope all is well in your world!

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MICRAELIE 8/25/2011 8:53AM

    Thanks for sharing your lessons learned. It helps me so much to see these important -- and TRUE -- statements written down. And the three lessons you shared I agree are key to our new lives.

It is about how I feel and not about how I look. -- Yes, yes, yes. I need to love myself and be good to myself and that alone is an accomplishment.

One good choice almost always leads to the second. -- I love the simplicity and truth of this. This line was actually a lightbulb moment for me. It makes me feel very positive that my positive thoughts and actions can be self-perpetuating -- not must my negative ones.

And most important, if I don't put in the work that is a choice that I make and I will not offer an excuse. Every choice is mine alone to make, good or bad. -- Okay, I'm going to spout some platitudes: The truth hurts sometimes, but also sets us free.

Way to go, and thanks so much for sharing. I, and all your SparkFriends, support you and your journey.

Best,
Michele>


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MICRAELIE 8/25/2011 8:52AM

    Thanks for sharing your lessons learned. It helps me so much to see these important -- and TRUE -- statements written down. And the three lessons you shared I agree are key to our new lives.

It is about how I feel and not about how I look. -- Yes, yes, yes. I need to love myself and be good to myself and that alone is an accomplishment.

One good choice almost always leads to the second. -- I love the simplicity and truth of this. This line was actually a lightbulb moment for me. It makes me feel very positive that my positive thoughts and actions can be self-perpetuating -- not must my negative ones.

And most important, if I don't put in the work that is a choice that I make and I will not offer an excuse. Every choice is mine alone to make, good or bad. -- Okay, I'm going to spout some platitudes: The truth hurts sometimes, but also sets us free.

Way to go, and thanks so much for sharing. I, and all your SparkFriends, support you and your journey.

Best,
Michele>


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COMPUCATHY 8/24/2011 11:37PM

    Yeah...I know what you are talking about...and I agree. It really is a gift. We've had a taste of the sweet life...and it's a life of healthy living. When we get away from it, we miss it and long to have it back. And it's very attainable...we just have to make good choices that lead us back to where we want to be! We can do it! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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JUSTA123 8/16/2011 6:46PM

    I so agree with you, the way I feel is so awesome I can't allow myself to revert to the old ways, I may stray but I will return to the path I have chosen! emoticon

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HEALTHY1JESS 8/15/2011 2:51PM

    I completely agree! Sometimes I want to cheat on what I log, but I also really like seeing the logical, math side of this challenge of a healthy lifestyle. It seems like such an emotional process at times, and then sometimes it seems totally straightforward. 50 grams is 50 grams. You are so right. Thank you for verbalizing what I've been processing, too!

You CAN do this! I love your insights and SPARKling positive attitude! You can choose to feel great!!!

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YOU ROCK!!!

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SHELLEY140 8/15/2011 1:10PM

    emoticon Great blog Terri! Such words of advice....if I don't track it, I think that somehow it 'doesn't count'....if only that were the case, none of us would be here! ~hugs~ to you for holding yourself accountable and feeling GREAT! :)


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LILLYPILLY24 8/15/2011 12:11PM

    All you've written here is so true - well put, and good for you owning your choices and moving on.

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