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Holding Me Back

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Interesting thoughts to ponder. Been wondering about why, when I have a streak of doing so well, I self-sabotage? Not hugely, but enough to have to restart some part of my life. I realize that I am trying to change a lot of lifelong habits and I cannot expect perfection AND I am not discouraged, but quite happy with my progress. I have recently been thinking about WHY it is so hard and slow going? Not so much the product, but the process.
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  • KAB7801
    Right now nothing is holding me back
    But when I fall behind it's probably fear of failure
    1743 days ago
    The fact that I feel the need for perfection holds me back sometimes.
    1743 days ago
    Sometimes I think fear of success is holding me back, but I'm not giving up.
    1743 days ago
    I agree with Tops. I do yhe same thing. It's hard to keep plugging when human nature is to slack off a bit. emoticon
    1743 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    That is why we need to take baby steps, change a bit at a time, and when we make mistakes, don't get too upset, learn from them and move along. emoticon Hope your knee and foot a feeling better today. emoticon
    1744 days ago
    I know what my problem is. After I've had a good losing streak I tend to give myself permission to slack a little bit. If I've been doing great for the last few weeks and lost 10 pounds, I can have this 'fill in the blank'. I work out so a few extra calories won't hurt. That's my reasoning to justify having some things that I want. Then I'm surprised when I gain a pound at the next weigh in. I can flip back through my food journal and see a pattern. Sometimes I think I do it subconsciously. Maybe that's how you are sabotaging yourself. I am focusing on being consistent with my eating and rewarding myself with things other than food. Best wishes for your progress.

    1744 days ago
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