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Friday, January 03, 2014

I purposefully and mindfully took about 10 days off my nutrition and exercise plan over Christmas. I know that most people probably think that was the wrong choice, but for me, I think it was right. Fall and into winter 2013 was difficult for me with some stressful things added to my life, and I thought taking that time to try to sort myself out would be a good thing before the new year. And I know myself well enough to know that I want this journey to be about real life and that means learning to live my life like I will once the losing part of this journey is over. And yes, that does mean treating myself occasionally.

Yes, I wish I hadn't gone as crazy as I did with some of the eating I did, but the damage wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I am up a few pounds but I have been back doing the things I know work for me for days now, and that feels good. I believe that I need to celebrate that as my whole life, one setback in diet or exercise program sent me in a months or years downward spiral. I am not that person anymore, and that makes me proud.
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  • DANCEMOM1970
    I did enjoy it for the most part. I know that at times I fed my feelings, and did pay the price as far as how I felt a few times. But I was never as out of control as before this journey started. I didn't mindlessly stuff my face, and knew what I was doing as I was doing it. One of the positives is that I am back with renewed enthusiasm and excitement, and that feels good.
    1566 days ago
    The question to ask is did you enjoy it? Now you're back on track. You can see the physical change in you and I bet the mental change has been just as dramatic. Good luck, again, for the coming year.
    1567 days ago
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