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Not going to beat myself up.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Well, I didn't exactly have the best eating habits this weekend. After going out to eat at Cracker Barrel on Saturday and having pizza, wings, and some birthday cake and ice cream for my mom yesterday (and I didn't do well with portion sizes either.....) I felt rather stuffed and heavy last night.

However, I will not beat myself up over this. I am still making progress towards being healthier and two days of being off of the "diet" is no big deal. I enjoyed my weekend very much (food and all!!) and that's that. If I let myself feel ashamed every time I didn't eat healthy I would never get anywhere. I would just end up getting bitter and angry. Now I will just make sure to eat right and maintain portion control for a while. It's as simple as that!

It's having this type of mind set that I really think is going to allow me to be truly successful in attaining my weight loss goals this time. All other times I tried to lose weight I would completely ban any "unhealthy" foods from my life and when I would slip up and eat them, I looked upon it as failure. And sure enough I would then just give up entirely. But now, I know that it is ok to just have days of eating whatever and however much I want. I just can't do that every day! And I am perfectly fine with that. It makes my weight loss journey all that much more enjoyable!
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    Exactly! We're all "practicing`portion control. Humans aren`t designed to be perfect. So its perfectly ok to let loose everynow and again, and jump back on the wagon the next day! Way to go for not beating yourself up. I think this is a key stone of weight loss. Thank you for reminding me!
    1850 days ago
  • KAR815
    good job on loosing the weight ! Im on the same path slowly loosing to get into a bikini by May for our anniversary trip to Disney! :) Dont beat yourself up so we all slip up some times the important thing is getting back on track and you will...
    1852 days ago
    I completely agree. I too have changed my attitude and refuse to beat myself up when I get off-track, and it has made an incredible difference in my attitude and motivation to stay on program.

    I know as long as I continue to make healthy choices MOST of the time, I will keep moving towards my goal. I'm definitely losing slower this time, but the entire experience is so much more enjoyable, and it's a plan I know I can live with for the rest of my life.
    1852 days ago
    Congratulations on your new attitude about food. Everyone has gone off their healthy eating path a time or two, but remember to get right back on your healthy lifestyle journey and you will be fine.
    1852 days ago
    MMMMM... Cracker Barrel! I have recently become addicted to their French Toast. Actually it's kinda funny. Usually I hate typical breakfast carbs (waffles, pancakes, french toast, even cereal), and I just can't seem to get enough of them lately.

    Tell your mom we hope she had a SPARKTASTIC birthday!
    1856 days ago
    1857 days ago
    Congratulations on your outlook. But remember, no foods are 'bad'. Everything in moderation. We have to celebrate with our moms while we have them.
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    1858 days ago
  • DRPOOH63
    You are definitely headed in the right direction. emoticon
    1858 days ago
  • NEWNAC304
    You have a great attitude! I'm sure you'll succeed this time"
    1858 days ago
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