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Lifetime Momentum #21

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving has come and gone this year, but with one major difference for me. In both of the past two years I was attempting some form of diet when Thanksgiving hit. I either made myself crazy trying to avoid all the things that would break my diet, or I would go ahead and indulge and then feel extremely guilty about it. This year was different. I didn't deny myself any of the things that I wanted. I didn't refrain from any of the family traditions food-wise. Thanksgiving is only one day out of the year (yes I know there are a couple other problem holidays as well). What I have realized is that my success is not gaged on what I do on any one day, but on the sum of the days combined. I have been working out A LOT! My calorie deficits have been huge. So why not enjoy one day guilt free?

As a result of my guilt free day, I found myself eagerly up this morning at 5am (on a day off) to get to the gym. This is how I'm going to make this successful this time. By not worrying about every day being perfect, but by making good choices the vast majority of the time and enjoying life when those special occasions to indulge are there. It makes me more willing to just keep moving forward, guilt-free!

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

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    emoticon you have a good plan and a great attitude!! emoticon
    2915 days ago
  • JUDITH1654
    2915 days ago
    You have a great attitude!

    I know why it's great - it's the same as mine. Two great minds ..... and all of that.

    Even enjoying everything for Thanksgiving, I only went over my max range by 387 calories - just one extra day of exercise this week.

    Keep up the good work!
    2916 days ago
    You have a winning plan. Life is too short to not enjoy a day like Thanksgiving.
    2916 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Your holiday strategy sounds much like mine. I did indulge on those foods that many dieters would not partake of...but the key is moderation. I had a bite or two --just enough to satisfy the taste buds.
    Have an awesome weekend!
    2916 days ago
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