Oh, right - this is permanent

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I read a great blog this morning about this being a marathon rather than a sprint. We've all read this over and over since starting SP, but I really needed it this morning. I really thought I hadn't gained any weight during my weekend away but upon weighing myself, I discovered that that wasn't true. In this blog was a line about starting with the end in mind. Could I commit to never having a fun weekend away in which I might take a small step backward? No - I really can't say I'm willing never to do that again. So I have to be willing to do this in that slow-but-steady way that allows for a weekend away with a girlfriend that included making some really good choices but also included some sensational meals out. This is a lifestyle, and for me that lifestyle has to include some indulgences. I have to remember that this is for the rest of my life, so it has to be something I can live with for the rest of my life.
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    Way to go!!!! Some people are NEVER able to reach this mental point. Congrats that you are seeing it as a long-term program...and one that allows for a fun weekend away (or a tasty treat now and then). It is absolutely about changing your life overall for the long term.

    Doesn't it feel great to figure it out?? emoticon
    3639 days ago
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    This blog spoke to me, too -
    3639 days ago
    You've got the right attitude about this. Enjoy your occasional off days, but then get right back "on" the next day. emoticon
    3639 days ago
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    EXACTLY!!! That is the right attitude! I think that is why I have failed so many times in the past. I kept thinking about the diet and the goal. I never really stopped to consider THE REST OF MY LIFE! And that was just silly - both of my parents and all but one of my siblings have weight problems and always have. I have finally realized that this IS NOT A DIET! It is a new way of life.
    What a wonderful post! I really needed to hear that this morning. Thanks for the positive boost!
    3639 days ago
    I have finally gotten in through my head that slow is best. So I am trying to see if I can just lose one darn lb a week till Christmas...That is 150 days from today....Just slow and easy this time...
    3639 days ago
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