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Have My Cake and Eat It Too

Saturday, June 08, 2013

The last couple of days have not been my best, healthy-eating-wise! A birthday, an end-of-school celebration (I teach part-time), and a date with my DH have offered more temptation to overeat than I could resist!

But the good news is that, with SparkPeople's help, I've not gotten into the "drat, I've ruined my diet, now I might as well give up and go back to my old (unhealthy) ways" thinking that I've fallen into so many times before! I was reminded that a bad choice (or a few bad choices) is not the end of the world; it's only a step along the way. Yes, maybe a step backwards. But I can pick up where I am and continue going forward.

This thinking has really made a difference! I've gotten right back into exercising, and eating healthy at the next meal, and not thinking I'm a total loser for "failing" this week. That's a major difference in attitude, and I find I am finishing the week fairly pleased with my performance, overall, instead of being down in the dumps! So grateful for the motivation SparkPeople brings into my life!

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NHES220 6/8/2013 1:13PM

    That's the spirit. It would be so easy to just continue on the downward spiral like we've all done before. But with SparkPeople, we see it as the blip in the road that it is and just get back on track. Good for you!

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NANCYPAT1 6/8/2013 12:50PM

    YAY!!!! You have it right. That is a huge step and I am sure you are going to find that the damage done in a couple of days is quickly UNDONE over a short period of time and you will be moving in the right direction quickly. Thanks for sharing this and reminding us of how important the ATTITUDE is to success - MUCH more important than a single meal or even a single day or week of less than perfect choices.

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