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Here is my truth

Monday, March 20, 2017

Here is my truth:

I need to make a conscious effort to keep up my new eating habits, otherwise the old habits come back, and the old habits lead to weight gain.

So it is up to me as to WHEN I make that effort.
Will it be AFTER I have gained the weight back, and I am playing catch-up, trying to get it off again?
Or will it be BEFORE I have gained the weight, and I am keeping it off?

The timing makes a huge difference in how I feel about myself - and what I say to myself.
If I am playing catch-up, I am feeling pretty negative about me. I don't like the way I look, and I feel like a failure - in dealing with the same old issues and in not being able to keep the weight off permanently.
If I am maintaining my weight loss, I feel pretty good about myself. I generally like the way I look, and I feel like a success, because I have kept the weight off permanently.

The important lesson here for me is that THE EFFORT NEVER ENDS.
It will always be work.
So why wouldn't I prefer to feel good about myself while I'm doing it?
Why wouldn't I want to feel like a success?
I'm a fool to do it any other way.

Here we go again - this time for keeps.
There will be no end.
There will only be me working hard - and feeling very good about myself in the process.
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