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After so many years of dieting, self flagellation and self shame, I think I have turned the corner.

Monday, September 26, 2016

It seems strange for it to be Sept. and to be planting squash, dill, and tomatoes.
Now in the 90's and even 80's. Night temps. also dropping.
One of the things I have come to terms with is that losing weight is not my ultimate goal. My ultimate goal is to live as healthy and happy as I can. For me that means eating healthy and exercising and stimulating my brain, doing things I enjoy. Live is too short to plan to do this or that when I get to some arbitrary number of the scale.
In 1 year from now what is the most important that that happened today or this week? That I did not have a piece of cake or that I made happy memories with people that matter to me?
Moderation is what I see as the key. There is no food group that is off limits. Knowing this does not make anything have the taboo allure.
No I don't to this perfectly. I have a problem eating in restaurants because what should be healthy choices are too often calorie bombs. I used to have a problem eating in restaurants because I felt people would judge me for eating. Now I feel it is non of their business and their problem if they want to judge.
Another challenge is night when I am tired or tired and bored. Am working on it and some days are on plan and some days aren't and that's also ok. I no longer have to be perfect.
Will I ever get back to 175 or lower? If I do that will be nice as will any progress towards that long term goal. In any case I am working at being as healthy at what ever weight I am at and that is really the best I can do.
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    I'm willing to bet that living in Tucson is going to be a help for you ! I'm going to add you and follow your perfectly moderate journey.
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    Ah, I think that you have indeed turned a corner. Good for you. You are so right of course, it's not about the number.
    I'm so proud of you in this step. You should be proud also, choosing not to care what other people think. Health is where we need to put all our focus, just health. emoticon
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    LInda, I an so with you, I just wrote on Vicki's blog about this same thing, and I am with you, I have stopped dieting and started living. I will start to eat more healthy and forget about the weight loss, after all I know I will never get down to the weight I was a few years ago. I really don't care, I want to live and enjoy what live I have left. If it wasn't for the people like you I would give this (SP) up cause it is just a reminder that I haven't reached one of the goals I set, and it is depressing, so I am going to redo all my goals here and feel better about myself.
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    Best of success! 😊
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    Wonderful that you've reached this realization. You have the right attitude. Bless you, and know that you can do this!!! Each day is an opportunity to take another step in the right direction, each choice, a moment of empowerment.
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