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Perfectionism is the Enemy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I recently saw this written on an SP friend’s page:

Perfectionism is the enemy.

And how true it is!

Perfectionism means that I am on this diet and I’m sticking to it.
Perfectionism means that I will follow my food plan to the letter.
Perfectionism means that I will do it right this time.

Perfectionism means that I will wait until tomorrow to begin this diet, so I can prepare myself and commit to it fully.
Perfectionism means that today I will eat the ‘wrong’ way for the last time.

Perfectionism also means that if I mess up for a meal or for a day, I have fallen off track.
Perfectionism means that if I have fallen off track, I have failed – once again.
Perfectionism means that I set myself up for feeling like a failure -- when I am not.

There will be a meal, or a day, a week, or a month when I am off track.
It is all part of this weight loss journey.
Accepting this fact is one of the changes I must make.
I cannot allow slip-ups to make me feel discouraged.
I cannot use them as an excuse to stop trying altogether.

My journey may take longer than I like.
And it may be filled with setbacks along the way.
But I will not give up.

I will accept that I am doing this in an imperfect way.
I will begin each day with a fresh start and do my best.
I will focus on what I am doing this meal, this day.
And I will keep on going - working toward my goal.

And my goal will be a realistic one too.
My goal will be something that I can comfortably maintain.
I will be able to live with it for a long time.
My goal will not be perfection either.

Perfectionism is the enemy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VALERIEMAHA 5/9/2013 10:35PM

    You are so speaking to me! BTW, where IS the track?

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FLORIDASUN 5/2/2013 10:33AM

    I like to think of myself as PERFECTLY...imperfect! But ALWAYS an original! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 5/1/2013 8:57AM

    Here's to realism and one healthy decision @ a time - makes if fun, no?

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1CRAZYDOG 4/30/2013 9:13PM

    Perfectionismdefinitely is something I have to work on every day. Great blog!

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DEBRA0818 4/30/2013 9:09PM

    In the world where peace reigns within one's heart, good enough will always be good enough.


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MOBYCARP 4/30/2013 8:40PM

    Perfectionism means that nothing short of perfection is good enough.

In the real world, good enough gets the job done without being perfect.

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CARRAND 4/30/2013 8:18PM

    Great blog!

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    Very nice and meaningful!

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DAISY443 4/30/2013 7:19PM

    You are a very wise lady! Thanks for the reminder!

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    Great advice.

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DEBRITA01 4/30/2013 6:39PM

    Good's not all or nothing or about being perfect. It's a lifestyle and we all know that life isn't perfect so why should we expect ourselves to be?

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KANOE10 4/30/2013 6:15PM

    You are right. I have been the perfect dieter for years and never kept it off. This time I am focusing on self acceptance and not being perfect.

Good luck to you. You can do it!

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SCOOTER4263 4/30/2013 6:07PM

    "The best is the enemy of the good", yes. Old enemy of mine. If I didn't do whatever it was perfectly, then I wouldn't do it at all. Missed out on a lot of stuff that way. Still working on it.

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WATERMELLEN 4/30/2013 5:55PM

    I liked this blog for sure. Voltaire said, "The best is the enemy of the good". Whatever we're doing with diet and exercise, we have to do pretty much for the rest of our lives: which means we've gotta be realistic and moderate to sustain it!

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RAPUNZEL53 4/30/2013 4:25PM

  Good Luck!

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