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GUILTY! (again)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Don't you just hate those challenges that make you think? and think? and think? My first guilty was going to be that I am a day late with this blog, but of course, I have a good excuse.
Then I thought, I'm also guilty of not tracking on days I break the calorie barrier, about three times a week.
Ahh, but what about the times I didn't put my all into exercising?
Still having trouble getting my freggies up to the desired five? So, plan better.
Then there is my future plan to stop and get some ice cream again, since its been awhile. And while I'm there, maybe potato chips too. My reward for staying on track.
While pulling the hair shirt over my head, I stop, I think, I wouldn't make someone else wear this, why am I doing this to me?
BE IT RESOLVED to improve a little in every category, every day, until I am perfect!
Yeah, and when pigs you-know-what.
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MENNOLY 6/24/2012 9:08PM

    If we aim for perfection we aim for failure. It is impossible to be perfect. We need to work towards better than yesterday. If you plan for your food treats, there is nothing to feel guilty about. Today I made homemade pizza for my family. I also made a fruit Pavlova. I knew it would be a calorie heavy meal so I cut out one of my other meals. It was easy to do because I was planning dinner for 4 and with going to church this morning I had breakfast at 10:30. I ended up having my treat foods and had left over calories for the day. I don't plan on doing that again soon but it was nice to be able to eat with all the rest of the family and not worry about calories. As long as you plan for it you can eat just about anything.

Comment edited on: 6/24/2012 9:44:25 PM

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RAWHIDE64 6/24/2012 2:28PM

    "Perfection is the enemy of good enough". You're handling it fine. You identified what needs fixing and you're moving on. Sounds good to me.

Lew

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ALPHASENIOR 6/24/2012 2:09PM

    What a wonderful place this is, better than Cheers, where everyone knows your name. Here, names or no, everyone is your friend.
You have encouraged me mightily and my aim is to not let you down, while achieving my goals. Thank you all sooo much!
Pauline

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GLORYB2014 6/24/2012 2:04PM

    Progress, not perfection. Day by day . . . you'll get there!
Gloria

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WOUBBIE 6/24/2012 12:50PM

    Here - borrow this from Michael J. Fox:

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."

You wouldn't make your child or grandchild feel guilty for not living up to your ideal of perfection, you would gently remind them and guide them into doing the right thing. And you'd probably try to make it fun as well, no?

Well, we all need to learn to be kinder yet firmer to our inner children!

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ECOAGE 6/24/2012 12:49PM

    "While pulling the hair shirt over my head, I stop, I think, I wouldn't make someone else wear this, why am I doing this to me?"

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Right! Treat yourself at least as nice as you treat others.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/24/2012 10:32AM

    RIGHT-O! Perfection is achieved when pigs fly (or whatever it is they're supposed to do besides oink and stink!) So, better to shoot for progress.

Day-by-day, step-by-step! Every day is going to be better than yesterday was and not as good as tomorrow will be.

As for rewards, I had a real time with not always having FOOD rewards! Don't know why that was stuck in my brain. BUT once I broke through that and realized it can be as simple as a mani, pedi, new make up . . . whatever . . . as long as it wasn't food related. That helped, because I was sabotaging the heck out of myself w/food rewards!

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DESERTJULZ 6/24/2012 10:18AM

    What really helps me is to develop rewards that are not food. For example, I will reward myself for working out hard enough to be somewhat sore by scheduling an appointment with my massage therapist.



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AUNTB63 6/24/2012 10:02AM

    I don't believe there is such a thing as being perfect...after all we are human. I strive to do the best I can....one day at a time. YOU can do this too. Instead of looking at what you didn't accomplish in one day....look at what you did. If you got 3 out of 5 veggies in.....that is better than none. If you didn't put your all into exercising....at least you did exercise. If your plan is to have ice cream and chips....put that into your meal plan and have it. I've been doing this for two years now and I refuse to give anything up completely. I plan my meals (track my food...good or bad) and add my "treats" at least once a week...within my calorie range. YOU can do this .... one day at a time.

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DOLLFACEDX 6/24/2012 9:55AM

    Don't bother wearing the hair shirt. . .but do keep your 'failings' upper most in your mind. . .and know that you can overcome each one 'a little, every day, until you are perfect!' 8-)

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