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your cheating heart

Sunday, April 21, 2013

No, this is not a tirade against exes. It's an overview of how we cheat ourselves out of our health goals. We all say "cheat on a diet", but really that term is completely inaccurate. First of all, it's not a "diet", since the food changes are supposed to be a lifestyle change. Secondly, it's funny how that term makes it seem like we are just cheating on something inanimate - the diet. Really, going outside a calorie range over and over again is cheating on yourself. If you've made the commitment to change your eating habits, it's a promise to yourself. Since you are responsible for the food and health choices that go into your own body, not keeping the commitment is breaking that promise. When we excuse ourselves from our exercise goals for minor reasons that could be overcome, we also cheat ourselves from reaching the goals that are supposedly important to ourselves.
I say it's time to stop cheating! Today and everyday, I am going to give myself the respect and dedication I deserve! I hope you will join me. emoticon
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    When I realized I was lying to myself about how overweight I was, I finally joined SparkPeople. I've been following the plan since right after Christmas and because of the tracking tools "cheating/lying to myself" becomes very difficult. When you look back at your food and exercise choices, you can see the weeks where you follow the plan closely, the weight comes off.
    1768 days ago
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