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I am learning to live a WHOLE life. Gone are the days of all or nothing, of deprivation followed by over-indulgence, of hard work for 3 weeks and self loathing for 3 months.

I am learning what it means to enjoy a treat and have it fit into my nutritional ranges. I've been entering my food, tweaking it until it's where I want it to be. No longer do I grieve because I can't live like every "normal" person. I can have that treat, and still be productive and effective toward my goals, still be good to my body.

I think in terms of nurturing myself. Eating the BEST food ever, rather than the quickest, easiest, or cheapest. If having a skinny cow a couple of times per week adds to the nurturing of my soul, I am in, because the controlled calorie and fat fits my new life and tastes luxurious.

I am no longer rewarding myself for pounds lost. I have no control over that scale. I do reward myself for consistent behaviors. Give it a try. Be consistent in your routine, and reward yourself for your diligence.

I am in control now, and I will rock this body and this world. emoticon emoticon

edited to add: My last several treats to myself include my super splurge of shower cream and body lotion, running shoes, and a workout getup so I can train to run more comfortably this summer. Once in awhile I even treat myself to a food goodie like a mint icecream sandwich...or a S'more at a cookout.

Edited by: JAMARCIL at: 6/21/2010 (11:40)
Jenn :-)

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