Sunday, June 16, 2013
I used to think that if I wasn't perfectly on track 100% of the time, I was "doing it wrong" or a "failure". I believed that if I made one mistake with my eating, or skipped exercise for one day, I might as well eat whatever i wanted and give up. I would feel so guilty and bad about myself that I would just start eating and that would be the end of my attempt. I thought that I would always be fat, so why bother?
I have come to see this pattern of thinking as the root of my weight problem. I gave up way too easily, because I really thought I couldn't do it. I thought I had to be perfect.
But lately I have come to realize that although I am not perfect, that's totally okay, because neither is anyone else. There are plenty of people that have lost weight and kept it off and NONE of them did it by being perfect. They made mistakes, fell down, picked themselves up and kept trudging on.
I don't have to be perfect. And neither do you. All we have to do is keep trying.