I agree with your principle. I want to move away from "steps back" and "steps forward" thinking, though.
"Steps back" still sounds like I did something wrong. I may, in fact, have made a conscious decision to step to the side for a meal or a day or a vacation. If it's to be a true lifestyle change, it can't be a linear journey. It's more like a ballroom dance, maybe a tango. It's a coming together and moving away, over and over again. Overall, though, if done with care and planning, it's a thing of beauty.
I went on a fabulous vacation last week. I absolutely knew that I was going to eat whatever great food I wanted, even dessert sometimes. I knew that I would drink whatever I wanted. I would also drink my water and eat lightly when I could. And I would exercise more than I used to on vacation. I gained a few pounds in that week. And, when I got back to drinking all my water, staying to the bottom of my calorie range, and exercising, I lost the 6.5 pounds I gained almost immediately.
Not a step back or a step forward, just a fabulous twirl!
- 12/9/2010 6:18:07 PM