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Lessons Learned

Sunday, November 11, 2012

So i went into SF last night to visit with a college buddy who is in town for the weekend... need I say more? We ate unhealthy, drank too much, but had an awesome time.

You may be thinking that I'm disappointed and down on myself for making those poor choices. Not necessarily. In the past, I would have let last night's indiscretions carry over into today by going out for an unhealthy breakfast, which would lead to more poor eating habits while sitting around watching football, and then BAM! I'd be off the wagon in no time.

Today I woke up, and the thought of going to McD's briefly crossed my mind, but today was different...I had a louder voice in my said get up and have some cereal with a banana, and I did. I'm very proud that I didn't let one bad evening get me off track.

Persistence is FAR MORE important than Perfection.

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DAP1313 11/13/2012 4:12PM

    Good for you! It's okay to have a meal with a friend and have a good time. You did great on listening to the voice saying to have a good for you breakfast. If you think of it as a lifetime journey instead of just something to lose weight you will do well.


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SOULFISH80 11/12/2012 8:59PM

    Very nice, that seems to be the key to it all. Not that I've really figured it all out, but what I do know is I'm not going to give up, and it sounds like you have that mentality too. Great job. BTW you must live in Nor Cal? It's a great time of the year to be up here!! Take care, have a great week, and keep sparking, it's good for the soul!

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DOUGDC 11/12/2012 9:55AM

    Great going, Jim. An honest balance between good times with friends and some sense of portion control is essential for keeping on your program. As you are proving, a night off does not end your commitment to yourself. And enjoying friends is as much a part of that committment as leading a healthy lifestyle.

As it happens, much same thing happened to me last night in FL. My wife and I joined friends for a dinner at their place. Between the drinks, appetizers, great meal with one of my favorite deserts, the idea of keeping dinner at 1000 calories was hopeless. And silly. I'm eating usual low maintenance way today and will until my brother-in-law arrives in a few days and we spend some quality time watching the games or whatever with some beer and pizza. I value those days as much as I value keeping fit. It will all work out.

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