I didn't mean to be gone so long. I've been having a difficult time trying to keep on with my diet these past couple of weeks. I have been adjusting to a new work schedule, and adjusting to my promotion to management. I have been in training for my new position. So I just sort of put my diet on the back burner. However, I don't want to let life get in the way of my health and weight loss goals anymore. I'm tired of going down that road every single time. Just because I got side-tracked doesn't mean I've lost and that I should give up. It's not all or nothing, and I'm slowly coming to terms with that. If I mess up and get off track there's no reason why I can't pick up where I left off and keep trying. So I'm not giving up. Not this time.
Juggling your new promotion and your diet is very difficult, but your new attitude, 'it's not all or nothing' is going to help you to stay on track for the long term. Slipping up does not mean failure. It just means that you try the next time. Not even day by day, but meal by meal and snack by snack. If you mess up and eat poorly or overeat at one meal, just make the next snack or meal a good and healthy one. It really is that simple. You are a very strong person; I KNOW you can do it, but you have to be able to forgive yourself for slip ups and not beat yourself up. I sounds like you are really learning to get that under control. I am proud of you! 1392 days ago