Looking at the big picture, the future, the "long run" can get overwhelming and sabotage your plans with thoughts of "I can't do that!" Instead, focus on one decision at a time. One good decision at a time. Don't think about having to make the same decision again tomorrow and for the rest of your life. Just make that good decision at that time, at that moment. Before you know it you will be making those good decisions with little effort. God Bless!
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When I am trying to lose weight, but I am faced with a temptation that really wouldn't help my cause - I don't "cheat". I make a decision, it's my decision, I know the outcome of my decision, and I own it. I stopped looking at it as "cheating", which causes guilt feelings, and leads to overwhelming feelings of "what's the use, why bother, this is too hard. One decision doesn't have to lead to a lot of bad decisions. It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and help you make some pretty good
I read this in a magazine today " The decision of what you eat three times a day can change your life so profoundly" -Alicia Silverstone
I liked this perspective. I think I am going to try and look at each meal or snack as one decision at a time, to me this makes eating healthy seem less daunting. This might not be exactly what she was saying but its what I got out of it.30
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