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Day 380: A 360 degree viewpoint change!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hi friends!

So I've been trying to stick to my "rules" I made for myself and I feel like overall, I've done well. I have missed two days of getting over 6,000 steps and definitely broke down with my two treat a week rule this week (I blame it being shark week and my desire for chocolate and carbs rising). I haven't seen the "amazing sudden weight loss" that I've always expected. But let me tell you what I've learned after being on this weight loss journey for over a year:

One slip up does not constitute giving up.

A big meal does not equal failure.

I am better than the occasional mistakes I make with eating/exercising.
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It gives me comfort to know that the scale read 228.4 this morning, which actually meant that the burger and Ghirardelli waffle cone I had yesterday did not completely mess everything up loss-wise. I was able to enjoy a fun day in downtown Chicago with my family and wake up this morning feeling like today is a new day to make healthier decisions and focus on my weight loss goals. A year ago, I would have freaked out and felt panic and shame. While I do feel a bit shameful, I know that I never truly got out of control this week. I wanted something and I had it, but I kept up with my healthy lunches and drinking TONS more water, and I feel good. I missed Friday and Saturday workouts, but I'll be back at it today and that's my own personal victory. One meal does not define you - one day does not define you either. It's all a part of the process.

Today, I'm loving the process and soaking it in. emoticon emoticon

Thanks for reading!
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  • ADF1981
    Great blog! It was a hard thing for me to learn too about the mistakes and keep moving forward.
    2521 days ago
  • BOBCATGIRL76
    Way to go Kristina! I LOVED Ghiradelli ice cream when I had it in San Fran! Very jealous and thinking of planning it as my first treat after Whole30. :)
    2568 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
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    2568 days ago
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