We all carry baggage that led us to make the bad decision to overeat. While it's harder to resolve the problems that held us down, we must forgive ourselves for using food as an emotional bandage. Forgiving yourself means accepting your past and accepting you will make mistakes in the future.
The best thing to sustain this secret is to keep your heart open. Open to others as well as yourself. There's no shame in asking for help and support. Always do your best and stick to whatever works best for you!
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and I'm finding it easier to accept that I will have some bad days (for me when I'm overtired and stressed I tend not to exercise and eat for energy), but I can put them behind me more easily and get right back on track. I used to be an "all or nothing" sort of person; now I'm learning to forgive myself and accept the fact that I may not be perfect every day, but I'm a heck of a lot better than I used to be!
Forgiving yourself is an important component of staying positive!252
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