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Commitment Means Staying Loyal

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Some days I just wish I could eat it all without worrying but there's a catch - I can't.

I have to portion out my food because my eyes are often bigger than my stomach and I will serve myself more than necessary. Nothing is stopping me from taking additional after I have my portion, but most times once I've eaten, I'm satisfied.

So I know that for me I have to remain vigilant against the temptation - and that's exactly what it is - a temptation - to consume more.

I made a promise to myself that I would do this; for me. I want to empower myself as much as I can to keep that promise.

So I keep doing it - even on those days when I just don't feel like it.

I know what it feels like to be left with broken promises - and I certainly don't want to do that to myself!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMEMBER2BME 4/5/2013 8:13AM

    You go girl. You have the power and you are using it!

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NELSONCHERYL59 4/3/2013 9:13PM

    Wow can i relate to that. My dad used to tell me that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I have to do portions too, or i end up eating way more than i need and feeling uncomfortable too.
as always, good log, thank u for sharing emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/3/2013 4:34PM

    Great blog!
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BARBARAJ73 4/3/2013 2:59PM

    You must have been reading my mind last night! I was hungry. I just wanted to eat without worrying about it. I wanted to feel full. Fortunately, a snack called "popcorn" came to the rescue. I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted. The impact on my food tracker wasn't terrible and I got over the "hump." emoticon

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LEANNAW4 4/3/2013 2:22PM

    Good for you! Stay strong and know it's worth it. I'm the same way. Some days I feel petulant and irritated that I've made such a big commitment, especially on those "one step forward, two steps back" days. But then I remember how good it feels to honor the commitment, have no broken promises to kick myself for, and reap the (sometimes hard-fought) benefits. Good for you for keeping the faith!

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GAILANN48 4/3/2013 11:21AM

    Yes. I agree that commitment is about following through with a DECISION ... it therefore isn't (or shouldn't be) affected by how we emotionally "feel" at any given moment.

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STANDFIRMAJ 4/3/2013 9:13AM

  Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 4/3/2013 9:04AM

    I love that quote!! So many of us make ourselves all of these crazy promises when we are in a certain mood. I think its important to choose goals that we not only know are attainable, but goals that we know we can commit to in order to achieve them. Then once we have those goals and are committed and do what we can to achieve them we do feel empowered and that's what gives us the determination to keep going!! I think I may copy and print that and hang it on my wall.
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BIGPAWSUP 4/3/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon You can do this!

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NUTRON3 4/3/2013 8:20AM

    It sure is

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CASEYSAUER 4/3/2013 7:19AM

    Excellent thoughts!

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WELLNESSME09 4/3/2013 7:08AM

    Promise kept!!! emoticon emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/3/2013 7:01AM

  Positive attitude! emoticon

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