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Overcoming Your "All-or-Nothing" Attitude

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Another SparkCoach assignment:

I can't say that I have had the "All-or-Nothing" Attitude but I have had the yo-yo-ing cycle for years. When I decide to restart eating healthy, I stopped calling it "diet" years ago, I always have to start at a first- either the first of the month, first of the year or first day of the week. When that first came I would put it off for the next "first". Last year my daughters and I were unemployed and "homeless". I had very little internet access, living on Social Security and food stamps, not much for buying healthy food. I moved into a HUD senior apartment complex last July. I tried to eat healthy and walk some, when the snow came and the holidays, I decided to wait until the first of the year. I bake cookies every year and make Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving and Baked Ham dinner for Christmas. I gave up eating and being healthy until the next year and I gained 20 lbs. The first of the year I decided to get serious about getting healthy. I finally got cable internet and I got back online with SparkPeople in January. There has been so many good additions to SparkPeople that I decided to checkout SparkCoach and it has been a big help keeping me motivated and accountable. The more I think about it, yea I have had the "All-or-Nothing" Attitude. The only way to overcome that attitude is to be motivated, hold myself accountable to getting healthy, in mind, body and Spirit. Accountable means keeping track of food I eat, making sure I am getting all the right nutrients and less of the other nutrients. Also tracking my exercise workouts. Not "work on my diet", that sounds like a temporary "thing" and it is defeating when I think about dieting. It is better to decide to live a healthy life, with a healthy attitude towards getting and staying healthy. This is my Life something I need to want to do and I have finally decided to change my attitude and I can't do it alone. I am so thankful for Chris Downie, the Coaches and SparkPeople.
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