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It was Winston Churchill who gave a speech back in the 40s to never give in! I just looked it up so I wouldn't misquote him...
Even if you don't have the Wegmans grocery chain in your city, their web site can be a valuable resource. When I'm searching for nutritional information on calorie.about.com or fatsecret or even here, it can be difficult for me to know if this is exactly the item I'm eating. At Wegmans.com, they have a picture of the product, with a description and full nutritional information, for every product I've searched so far. It's an awesome tool!
This is what I say to my son when he reminds me that I "can't have" something that doesn't fit with my diet. I tell him, I can. I choose not to. Put that way, dieting stops being deprivation and sacrifice and becomes a powerful choice I make for my own sake.
Don't be mean to yourself by remembering that one only fails if one gives up. Take time to close your eyes and listen to music, call a friend or your family, look at beautiful pictures, anything that lifts the spirit and allow you to forget pain.
One of my secrets to success is that I change my negative thoughts by using voice affirmations. What I do is record my affirmations on my smart phone or hand held recorder. I plug in my ear phones and listen to them when I start to notice my inner thoughts are negative. I make these recordings after I have had some sort of epiphany about myself and am alone to think it out and record. These affirmations change my thoughts to what I want them to be!
Laugh when you can...
Concentrating on one thing to change and getting that right really helps me see that I am making positive and lasting changes. After that one thing is in, then I can tackle the next. Bit by bit I will get where I want to be!