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Being Moderate

Friday, January 04, 2013

expecting 100% accuracy, following my meal plan 100%, walking for a full hour or nothing at all, eating NO bread - all these are examples of perfection - of on not embracing moderation. What does moderation look like? Going for 80%. Doing the best eating possible while working around my schedule. Grabbing stairs and doing any walking I can fit in on a busy day. Having bread for breakfast. These are all guidelines that provide clarity of action, but aren't extreme. They are moderate goals. And, if applied consistently, provide moderate gains. This new approach also involves forgivenes - forgiveness for what underlies the need for perfection, forgiveness (at least initially) for adopting moderation instead of perfection and forgiveness for goals not met. AND encouragement for all successes, even the tiny ones.
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