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Setback vs. Failure

Thursday, January 31, 2013

This picture was in the daily email today.

It got me thinking about how I look at things.
One of my biggest problem it that I always to feel like I fail over and over again. Every time I go over my calories or forget to track my food or don't have time to workout, I tell myself that I failed. I don't want to fail or feel like a failure, but I do. I need to change that thinking. I have never felt that my health is not worth the effort. I have slipped up, gotten busy, become distracted. So I guess that I have had suffered setbacks and I need to start looking at them as setbacks rather than failure. I will always be worth the effort, even when I don't have time to put in the work.
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    We all have set backs and have felt we have failed but in reality we have just slipped up, we are human.
    I love your statement
    I will always be worth the effort, even when I don't have time to put in the work.

    You inspire me to keep going emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1331 days ago
    You are worth the effort! It doesn't help the cause when you look at yourself as a failure. Feeling guilty about something you've done only makes things worse I think.
    You CAN do it. Think positively!
    1363 days ago
    Sister, you have done so much!!! I admire you! I wish I could do as much as you have. I wouldn't even consider those days setbacks, just lovely days in almost-or-complete maintenance. Are you close or there?
    1363 days ago
    I think you make a valid point. In the past I let setbacks become excuses. If I didn't make it to the gym one day, I would just give up for the rest of the week. I recently made a motivational collage of exercise quotes and I think it is helping me change my mindset. Right now my favorite one is, "I'm not losing weight. I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again." Sometimes it just takes one thing to help get your mind back on track. emoticon emoticon
    1364 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Your last sentence is the best thing I have read all day. emoticon
    1364 days ago
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