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Have you tweaked today?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Definition of tweak:

present participle: tweaking

1. twist or pull (something) sharply.
"he tweaked the boy's ear"
synonyms:pull, jerk, tug, twist, twitch, pinch, squeeze

2. improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it.
"engineers tweak the car's operating systems during the race"
synonyms: adjust, modify, alter, change, adapt

I am talking about definition # 2. I tweaked my mindset on my diet. It has been a week, well actually a week and one day that I gave myself permission not to be perfect. I had been feeling like a failure because I wasn't able to get back to following a 100% Raw Diet. Not being able to follow an eating plan of 100% Raw each day meant I failed and thus not perfect.

I decided that I didn't need to be perfect, what I needed was to be healthy. I decided that I would follow a High Raw Diet, meaning eating Raw fruits and veggies as much as possible and when certain cravings took over that as long as I was eating "'Clean", whole foods, and Vegetarian,

The pressure was off, I have been in great mood all week but I felt like a success instead of failure and surprise, surprise I ate almost 100% Raw for the past 8 days. I had one meal of butternut squash and brown rice and one meal of quinoa and sautéed fresh broccoli with garlic. Sounds like a win, win for me! No binges because I ate a "cooked" grain or veggie.

I was able to tweak (adjust, modify, alter, change, adapt) my mindset and no longer feel like I had blown it; so I might as well eat whatever else I really wanted like perhaps ice cream, cookies, donuts, etc. I had not failed because I was eating healthy. I have tweaked my mindset that until I get back to 100% when my state of mind (dealing with all of the red tape I am trying to work through trying to rebuild my house after Hurricane Sandy and my budget allows me to, then that is OK with me.

So what can you tweak to help you be successful on your journey here on Spark People?

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    That's great Yvonne, I'm so happy for you. It must be a great feeling getting back to RAW!

    Your body must be thriving off of the nutrition thus your mindset and focus is coming into place. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1633 days ago
    Great blog! I have recently tweaked my all or nothing mind set and I am seeing better success than I have seen in a long time. Balance is key!
    1633 days ago
    That is a great mindset you have for yourself. I'm tweaking things as well.
    1636 days ago
    good for you Yvonne, have a great weekend emoticon
    1636 days ago
    I don't think my mindset needs tweaking -- it needs a complete overhaul!!!

    The only thing I seem to be doing right is my exercise streak and I think that I'm using that to sabotage my eating.

    You know, "I'm exercising more, I must need to eat more..."

    I've also been having sleep problems. Part of that is not heading to bed early enough, part of it is not being able to get to sleep when I do get there.

    Enough about me, Congratulations on having a tweaking breakthrough!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    1636 days ago
  • _RAEVEN_
    Great job!!!! None of us are perfect. I got tired of trying to be something I'm not. It's much more relaxing this way.
    I'm following a vegetarian, clean eating lifestyle. My rule is 80/20. As long as I stick to it 80% of the time I'm emoticon

    I'm glad you tweaked your mindset. Life is stressful enough without us adding to it

    1636 days ago
    Good for you!
    It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
    I still struggle with that one.

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    1636 days ago
    You can do it. You go girl. emoticon
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  • TEDYBEAR2838
    WOW you are doing great! It's a wonderful revelation
    you have had. We all need one... Thanks

    1637 days ago
  • LIS193
    Great blog! Tweaking is an ongoing process...
    1637 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    great suggestion.......
    will give it a try........
    blessings and hugs....lita

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  • ERIN1957
    Great blog Yvonne! You are doing so good and are inspiring me again. Gosh I hope all with your house moves along swiftly and you are back home and living a beautiful wonderful life you so deserve!

    I have tweaked. I have really tweaked, and will continue. I am and as well feel I am doing the best I can for me; with positive food changes. Adding more fresh and alive foods back into my diet and I am feeling the rewards so much.
    Loads of greens, veggies, some fruits, healthy fats, seeds, gosh so much. I am gradually restocking all my favorites again as we can afford and loving every minute of it.
    I am a work in progress, trying to find what my body needs for health and the level where I can be my healthiest!

    God Bless,
    1637 days ago
    Great blog Yvonne and something to really think about. I've tweaked my eating habits for the better and my body is showing results. Knowing the right foods to eat combined with exercise is a win win scenario.

    1637 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    emoticon idea
    1637 days ago
    I'm frustrated about tweaking but am determined to keep on tweaking until I find the magic formula. I hope that you are doing well. How are the therapy sessions coming? Any more news yet? You are always in my prayers. Love you
    1637 days ago
    I've tweaked, but have you twerked today? LOL
    1637 days ago
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