Mistakes and negative thinking
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sparkcoach always gives me something interesting to contemplate. Today I was asked to blog about the last time I made a mistake in my diet/exercise plan and how I responded/reacted to it.
Having read Judith Beck's "Beck Diet Solution" I know that how we respond to these mistakes - often trivial in the context of our weight-loss journey overall - can really determine our long-term success. For example, a few days ago, I snacked a little bit too much and when I tracked it, I found that I had gone over my calorie range by 2 or 3 calories. Well, I am not proud to say that I used that incident as an excuse to eat a whole lot more and not track it. But what I am proud of is that I got back on track the next day and did not decide that I had failed at my diet. As a result, I am still on program and am very close to losing my first 10 pounds!
If I can find a positive way to learn from my mistakes, they can actually be teachers on my journey. Thanks for reading me!