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Just a note to self

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Dear Self,

Do not be stupid. You know very well when you fail to eat within 4 hours of breakfast you will over eat for the rest of the day. Please be kinder and more considerate of yourself. I want you around for a long time and when you over eat, you are not nice to be around. When you over eat you are emotionally critical of yourself. You beat yourself up mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Is that cookie or those extra chips really worth it?

You managed to drive past the Sheetz, where you usually get that yummy bagel sandwich, but you didn't quite make it past the Arby's where you stopped and got that chicken salad sandwich. Yeah, yeah! So you didn't get the combo -- big deal! Lucky for you that we are doing our longest ride ever tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will ride over 22 miles and celebrate our "independence" from stupid, thoughtless behavior!


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SPOONGIRLDEB 7/3/2013 10:27PM

    I think that letter should have been addressed to me LOL. I may have to print that and look at it every day. It's way too easy to get in the habit of beating yourself up over slip ups. And utterly pointless! Great job on not getting the Arby's combo, though! That really is a success, even if you felt like it was a slip up by going to Arby's at all. So keep up the good work.

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IMREITE 7/3/2013 9:33PM

    i have a tendency to beat myself once i make 1 bad decision then i keep doing it all day. i have started to catch it and get back on track with the next meal/snack.

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    Keep up the good work! We are not perfect, though we would like to be. All we can do is strive to do the best we can. Awareness is a wonderful thing.
Enjoy your ride tomorrow! Hope the weather cooperates with you and Will! I actually seen the sun this evening, woohoo!

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 7/3/2013 5:08PM

    It is a big deal! You did that much! Good for you! Celebrate the small steps too! I envy your ride! sounds terrific! Enjoy! Hope the weather cooperates with your plans. Nice to remind Self of those things we do to hurt Self!

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    Self is so wise. Enjoy your ride.

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BARCONIUS 7/3/2013 9:36AM

    I'm with AuntB. Not getting the combo is a big deal.

emoticon I'm thinking of starting "The Hobbit Diet". I could write a book! Six meals a day. Six small healthy meals, of course. It's 9:30. That's right about time for Second Breakfast.

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DARLY55 7/3/2013 8:43AM

    Awareness is definitely key to unlocking the path to your success!
Nice self talking!

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AUNTB63 7/3/2013 8:26AM

    What I get from this is a big deal you didn't get the combo.... emoticon We are not perfect, but as a work in progress we keep learning day by are doing GREAT. emoticon

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    Good reminder. Firm and truthful. Sometimes we have to put our little brat personalities in check. lol.
Have a great day today, and enjoy that ride!

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SANDICANE 7/3/2013 7:59AM

    CELEBRATE EVERY VICTORY!!!!! Way to go!!!


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MAGGIEVAN 7/3/2013 6:40AM

    Interesting! I hope "self" is taking note because the best lessons are coming from mistakes.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/3/2013 6:38AM

    Great letter and great plan. Enjoy your ride.

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LADYRH 7/3/2013 6:17AM


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