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Note to self...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Today's Spark Coach for me was about moderation. I know this is the way to go. Whether it is in food intake or exercise and with my attitude. I believe this was part of my down fall. I took that all or nothing attitude instead of everything in moderation. I will work at keeping this "moderation" attitude in the front lobe of my brain and continue moving forward on my journey. Let's all keep this in mind and we will be successful. A happy, healthy Monday to all....HUGS!!
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    1813 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Well said, and you are so right. I agree with the everything in moderation philosophy.
    1816 days ago
    You are so right on this, Barb. That's what I am doing this time around and I am hoping it keeps me in better control of my eating. If I want that muffin, I'll eat half...if I want those chips I will eat the small 140 calorie bag. No denying myself everything I love, just learning to have it without going crazy! And to remember that if I have a bad day, it doesn't matter because I can get right back into it tomorrow...It is NOT all or nothing...Moderation is the way to go. Thanks for reminding us all. Have a great week, my friend. ((hugs))
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    1818 days ago
  • JUSTA123
    It's like some one just slapped me in the head this morning, you have spoken well my friend!
    1818 days ago
    I'm a believer in all things in moderation too. emoticon
    1819 days ago
    1819 days ago
    A little bit of moderation goes a long way.
    Slow and steady wins the race. HUGS!
    1819 days ago
    I strongly believe in moderation. Trying to eliminate too many things will only lead to a downfall!

    1819 days ago
    I'm a big believer in all things in moderation too. If I had followed it I would not be fat right now.
    1819 days ago
    I have learned the same thing. My parents always told us kids If you are going to do something, do it right." I just took it to the extreme and took it to mean you had to do it perfectly or don't even bother, which is not what they meant at all. emoticon
    1819 days ago
    I try to live my life remember that balance and moderation are the key - if we practice moderation we realize that we can stay with our plan for the long haul. Denying yourself life's luxuries is a sure way to failure - the old adage 'a little of what you fancy does you good' is so true, you will not spend your life chasing what you are really craving if you allow yourself treats in moderation. As an aside, my 91 year old mother-in-law denied herself chocolate and sweets pretty much all her life and now that we have told her that she will not suddenly develop diabetes, she is living on chocolates and cookies - go figure.. denial has caused this overboard desire .. so stick with your moderation and you will see success AND happiness emoticon
    Right now I am working on increasing my daily exercise .. again.. in moderation.. a couple more minutes a week, a short distance of jogging instead of walking .. a little bit more every week or whenever ..

    You can do it in moderation - we are all with you !

    1819 days ago
  • DLG0505
    Happy Monday! I'm the same way - I will completely cut something out then the next thing I know I'll be in a store and thinking "boy have I missed muffins" and will buy the whole pack and eat the whole thing. Depriving doesn't do any good as it just seems to make me want it more.

    So I'm going to copy the "note to myself" to myself!

    Have a great day!
    1820 days ago
    Moderation does truly seem to be the key to success. I wish you well. emoticon
    1820 days ago
    I have a hard time with moderation, at least when it comes to fitness. I can do fine eating in moderation but with exercise I tend to go overboard or do nothing at all. I was just thinking this morning that I need to refind my middle ground for fitness so I don't burn out. Glad to know I'm in good company!
    1820 days ago
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    1820 days ago
    Oh my this is so true. Perfectionism is part of it too for me. I felt if I couldn't do it perfectly, why bother anyway! WEll, that's stagnating and leads to inertia and NO progress. Glad you're sparking another day! That's how to do it . . . a day at a time, and don't aim for perfection . . . aim for progress.

    HUGS sweetie.
    1820 days ago
    I think all or nothing is an excuse we have all used. Make better choices next time keeps hope alive!
    1820 days ago
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