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Staying on Track


Friday, September 14, 2012

Yesterday, I was at a meeting in another city. I did really well with staying on track, even with the catered event. When I got back to my area, I met a friend for dinner who I don't get to see often. We met at a brew pub. It's a favorite place, but they don't have the best choices. Of course I ordered a beer, then a chicken sandwhich. I had planned to order an ice tea and salad, but when they we looked at the beer list, I caved. I stayed on track the rest of the day, and got right back on track this morning, but why do I feel like I've blown it. I have to stop beating myself up.

The article I read the other day about positive self talk, hit home. I payed attention to what I say in my head about myself, and I was suprised how much I beat myself up. I am making an effort to try and treat myself better.

This weekend, I have an event that I'm bringing food to, so I'm making marinated veggies with pasta using olive oil and apple cider vinegar.

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PURSUEJOY 9/14/2012 11:52AM

    We all go there...Important thing is, you are doing all the right things to come back and get the messages in your head focused in a different direction.

Here is one of the very, very best ideas I ever heard for getting a handle on those thoughts that take you down. For every exact phrase you are internally saying to yourself [write them down] ~ come up with a replacement phrase ~ an 'antidote' phrase if you will ~ link them in your mind, so as soon as the negative one comes up, immediately you shift to the antidote phrase and maintain it.

For example, I used to say to myself - "What is the POINT???!!!" when I got off track. Using the above concepts, I now use my phrase, "My CHILDREN are the point!!!" and that immediately shifts my gaze to them, and I am able to keep it there, and then I am smiling again, because thinking of my kids always makes me smile.

I've found this to be so powerful! Hope it helps!!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 9/14/2012 11:44AM

    Exactly, don't beat yourself up, we are meant to slip once in awhile, to know how far you've come you look at how fast you recover and get back on track. That is what a realistic healthy lifestyle is all about.
Sounds like you are in the right direction to me. Great job!

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