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Remembering that I'm human allows me to forgive myself when I mess up. I am my worst critic and sometimes my desire to succeed at something causes me to want to be immortal. If I allow myself to be human in my SPARKS journey, then I know I can do this.
If I overeat or have a high calorie snack I don't go to pieces, berate myself or give up. I sit down, and figure how to make up for it, such as exercising at a higher intensity. In the past I would call myself a failure and give up. No more!
You don't have to be perfect for every second of every day. Who cares if you still hate broccoli or only do your 30 minutes of exercise and then stop?! The point is that every positive step you take is a step closer to your goal. Don't beat yourself up!
I was doing very well with SP a while back but due to circumstances I let things slide. It took a while but now I'm back on track because I make sure to log in every day. I track my food and exercise faithfully. And I have been getting great support from my fellow SP team mates.
I have gained and lost 30 pounds I don't know how many times...seriously, for the two pregnancies that OK....but otherwise not! So my new strategy is simple...I refuse to lose weight again because I NEVER want to find it again! So now, I am releasing energy back into the universe!