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Bad day? Blow your calories? No problem. You can push the reset button anytime. If I've gone off track, whether it's for a month or a meal, I literally stop, take a moment to breathe deeply, and imagine myself pushing a giant RESET button. The image lets me release what I've done and move forward.

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Don't beat yourself up! Learn from your mistakes, but don't dwell on them. Reset and move ahead.
- Submitted by STRAY_CAT 4/2/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 25 Comments
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ANNE-ELIZ 4/2/2010 11:22:00 PM

    I think this is a great idea!

Many of us have a perfectionistic streak and indulge in "all or nothing" thinking. This is self - defeating when it stops us or becomes an excuse for quitting.

This idea allows for the ups and downs of real life.

Good going!
FRENCHTOSD 4/2/2010 11:45:00 PM

    Yes, I definitely use this strategy. Just because things did not go well in the morning, does not mean the rest of the day is down the tubes. I can just get right back on track as soon as I catch myself.
TONIABLAKE 4/10/2010 5:55:00 PM

    Love this! And it's coming right on time. I'm breathing. I'm imagining. My reset button looks like the Staples button. I'm pressing...and we're off again.
JAYNESMOM1 4/5/2010 4:23:00 AM

    I just have to remember to do this now! Great Idea.
RONNIEHUEY 4/3/2010 12:45:00 AM

    I like the reset the push button! I have to try this concept.of starting over once again
IOWADEB 4/1/2013 10:32:00 PM

    Set that restart button!
TRISHLEW421 9/26/2011 5:07:00 PM

    Love it! Thanks for the visual
DRB13_1 6/18/2011 12:16:00 AM

    Mental imaging is very powerful.
Not only can you visualize the reset button, you can also "see" your future self walk up to you - what would (s)he say to the present you?
That you can do this, it will be worth the effort, and that there is new freedom in not carrying that excess fat anymore. emoticon
MOMOPWRS 9/29/2010 3:57:00 PM

    Think, I'll make me a ReSet Button, to push to remind me.
MOMOPWRS 9/29/2010 3:57:00 PM

    Think, I'll make me a ReSet Button, to push to remind me.
SPARKEDROCKSTAR 8/24/2010 1:55:00 PM

    I think this will be a great way to "forgive" myself when I am having a bad day. Reset and move on. I love it!!!
CJPJHM 7/25/2010 7:19:00 PM

    I am in this for life, so this is an excellent idea. emoticon
PURPLEBABYBEE 5/1/2010 3:55:00 PM

    Thanks that is the best idea I have heard in a long time. Today I pressed the reset button. Now on to a healthier life. emoticon
JOYPHOTOG 4/25/2010 1:48:00 PM

    I love this idea. I reset my whole sparkpage! Completely new beginnings! :-)
CAROLYN0107 4/14/2010 9:42:00 PM

    This is a great idea, visualizing myself pushing the reset button. I hope it's close by because I would have to reset often!
DARK_ANGEL10 4/7/2010 9:22:00 PM

    I can see that commercial, I think it was Staples with the Big Red Button. Great visual.
AMORDESOL 4/6/2010 12:23:00 AM

    OOOhhh so timely this wisdom shared for me right now!!! RESET!!!
VINGRAM 4/5/2010 1:38:00 PM

    Good idea........I think I'll try to remember this! RESET! emoticon
GINGERWILSON 4/5/2010 10:41:00 AM

    Especially after this Easter weekend the reset button has been such a brilliant idea. I had really healthy food just too much of it. Way more than I have eaten in a long time. Now I can just invision this big red button and pushing it to start over. This morning because of this idea I am rejuvenated. Thank you!!! emoticon
GINGERWILSON 4/5/2010 10:24:00 AM

    Especially after this Easter weekend the Reset button is a great idea. I didn't eat unhealthy food I just ate more food than I have eaten in a long time and felt miserable. But this morning I pushed my reset button and I am back on track. Thanks for the great idea. I love it!
22PHAT 4/4/2010 11:52:00 PM

    Thanks! I'll try not to hit the reset button too often. :-)
REBHUCH 4/3/2010 9:43:00 AM

    Love this strategy - visualizing is key - thanks for sharing!
BRASKIN 4/3/2010 2:35:00 AM

    I just figured out that Spark really helped me here. Thanks for putting it into words.... pressing the re-set allows for the "begin again" thinking without the guilt.
COJUTE2 4/3/2010 12:49:00 AM

    Great Idea. I will definitely try this next time.
RONNIEHUEY 4/3/2010 12:45:00 AM

    I like the reset the push button! I have to try this concept.of starting over once again

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