I had a rough weekend. Endless snacking, giving in to tempting Christmas goodies, an "I don't care" attitude, no gym work outs...
Luckily, my good friend came to my rescue and gave me the kick in the rear I needed to set me straight. So I figured I'd pass on a little encouragement. This is tough. It sucks sometimes. It's hard feeling like you are "missing out on the fun" when you make the choice to NOT eat something, especially during holidays. But like he reminded me...
I did not work this hard to give up now. I've got to continue working hard and making sacrifices if I want results. And that sweet treat may make me happy for a few minutes, but how happy will I be when I achieve new goals and feel better about myself. Is it really worth it to give in to the immediate temptation when it's keeping me stuck and I'm not making progress. Here's some inspirational things I found today when I went searching for a little spark...
You have done so well and come so far. You are an inspiration to me and others here. I believe changing our lifestyle is 90% attitude. You have to feel you are worthy of making the changes. You are the only one you are cheating when you go against your goals and desires. I feel like you really do want this and some day you will see the results you are striving for. A friend of mine said a dr told her one day, "If it tastes good, spit it out, it's not good for you!" I think this is funny and so true. I don't spit it out though. I do not deprive myself of something I want. It's all about moderation. I think if we deny ourselves, we want it more, kind of like the boyfriend we wanted as a teenager and our parents said no, they don't care for him, which made us want him more. Ha! The forbidden fruit! We all want it! Spark On! My friend, ~B~
You are not making sacrifices, you are choosing to give yourself a gift of health. Celebrating is not about food, it is about friends and family. I can celebrate with seltzer and a twist of lime. Veggies or fruit instead of sugary laden treats. If I must partake... then it is a small sample to savor. There are many ways to celebrate. As for food pushers, a simple "No thank you" works. Truly it is a mindset. Wishing you well this holiday season! 279 days ago
Good timing, good reminder. My calories started creeping up this weekend. Have to find my strong place again. My goal for this year is so close...if I just eat smarter. Hope you find your strong place, too. Thank goodness for those friends who care enough to talk you through it.
Beth’s blogs taught me to reframe my thoughts. I can’t eat that is totally different than I don’t eat that. If I am seeing my choice as being deprived I am leaving a hole in myself that I’ll want to fill. If I concentrate on adding things like healthy good tasting foods, moving more freely and a healthier inner attitude there is no hole to fill.
Imagine the destination. A comfortable, stress free relationship with food. It’s not a number. It’s a new way to feel. You get there by changing what’s in your head. It’s not about what’s on your plate. The choices become easy.
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