If, every time you eat something you shouldn't, or gain a pound, you tell yourself you are going to "start again" tomorrow... you are just reinforcing the idea that you failed. You didn't fail. And you don't need to start over. You just ned to pick up where you left off and ..... KEEP GOING!
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started a food journal in january 2010 when i first tried to lose weight...stopped but started again when i started back with sparkpeople...reading the SPARK..started up with the food journal again..and boy did it help...so far i've been able to cut out the potato chips..and the candy..
there were actually a couple days in there...ok 4 to be honest here...that my calorie intake was a whopping 2600...boy did that open my eyes...joined the gym today...get my pass this friday...i am well on my way...love the SPARK
This is a bit of a mind set tip: Quitting smoking was an insurmountable task. So, to keep me motivated to keep trying, I "stopped" smoking. If I fell off the smoke-free wagon, all I needed to do was "stop" again. Quitting was too permanent, and too scary. Stopping gave me room to stop, fail, try again - without giving up entirely.
When I start exercising I hit the sleep button on my alarm clock. The music starts playing and I exercise until it stops (59 minutes) I can then hit it again or stop but that way I know I have to keep going until that hour is up. I can spend time on the treadmill or doing other exerciese.
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