Wherever you've been, whatever you've done, whatever you weigh or whatever you ate that you shouldn't have...stop right now, take a deep breath and let it go. You're here, aren't you? You're looking for help and you're taking action just by reading this and being on this web site.
So FORGIVE yourself! Today is a new day and every day that you stick with your plan is a new day!
Truly, don't apologize or beat yourself up because all that baggage is in the past. Be here now. Stay present and ask yourself if you're behaving the way that makes you proud.
Keep checking in with yourself when you're facing temptation. You can meet your goals!
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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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