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Small missteps do not define the journey

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Last week I wrote about the Great Ding Dong incident. Lol! I had an episode of emotional eating and ate a ton of crackers and two Ding Dongs when I wasn't even hungry. I exceeded my calories that day by 600-700. I was so annoyed with myself.

The next day I received a lot of encouragement from my wonderful SparkFriends and got back on track. Today on weigh-in day I registered a good loss. I was shocked. My one day did not cause a catastrophic weight gain. But this is because I didn't let that one day turn into two days, three days . . . I also stuck to my calorie range the rest of the week and logged a significant amount of exercise.

I truly believe the most important part of our journey is not giving up. We all will have bad days sometimes. We can't use them as an excuse to keep making unhealthy choices. As long as we forgive ourselves for the missteps and keep going we will eventually get to our goal.
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    So proud of you the way you didn't let the mishap stop you from attaining your goals. Congratulations on your great weight loss. Very truly a great inspiration for all.
    1322 days ago
  • P42016
    Great job! Congrats on the loss! emoticon
    1323 days ago
  • no profile photo SPARKALOHA
    Big KUDOS getting back on track and not letting one incident distract you from your goals. And CONGRATS on your weight loss.. you totally ROCK!!. Now let's finish the week and month... strong!
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    1323 days ago
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    I think you are right. Treat yourself the way you would your best friend. I would help my best friend any way I could. I would and have told her some hard facts (and she has told me as well). But we are there for each other to help each be better.
    1323 days ago
    Great story & inspirational 4 is all thank you
    1323 days ago
  • no profile photo APPLEGREENGIRL
    Good for you. I'm impressed that you only had two Ding Dongs!
    1323 days ago
  • FUNNYFACE101002
    Great job and thanks for sharing. We do get discouraged. Spark people are great for supporting each other. You are right one day and you got right back on. Kudos to you!!
    1323 days ago
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