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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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  • v PIP-PMI-SKYLAR
    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
    1213 days ago
  • v SMYLEERED
    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!
    1244 days ago
  • v BEATLETOT
    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?
    1244 days ago
  • v LILREDHEAD611
    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
    1245 days ago
  • v LJOYCE55
    Your last sentence is the best thing I have read all day. emoticon
    1245 days ago
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