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Monday, September 24, 2007

This journal entry was brought on by a very good question:
how do you know when it becomes a lifestyle change?

This is something that i am afraid of, I'm not sure when i will be ready to veer from my strict diet and be able to make the right choices in different places. I'm safe here at home, or out for a couple of hours, but what if i am at someones house, or go out to dinner with the family. can i trust myself to make the right choices? I'm thinking the answer to that question is no, not yet. Because if i still fear it , then i must not be ready for it.
How will I know when it becomes a lifestyle change?
When i no longer have to remind myself to get some more water...
When i no longer get up, open the fridge to mindlessly grab something...
or that when i do, it's a healthy choice...
when i can go out to dinner and ask them to package half my meal before i get it.
when my first thought is water, or unsweetened tea
when i don't look and pause to stare at a cookie at the grocery store..
When i can begin to once more eat dinner with my family and not overdo it, or finish the kids plates.
when i can occasionally buy a treat for the family and not eat it all in the first couple of days.
These are all things I am used to doing, many of these things i am working on at this very moment and doing a wonderful job, but for now, it's not stable enough for me to venture on into a "normal" everyday life. i will continue with my oatmeal, plain yogurt, smoothies and lean cuisines until i feel i have reached a complete lifestyle change.
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    When you know your strengths & weaknesses you are on your way to change. We all must first take a long look ourselves, both inside and out. Be true to yourself, praise yourself for your strengths and beauty, evaluate NOT CRITISZE your weaknesses. From there set your REALISTIC goals. Review them, update them, and don’t be afraid ask for support to achieve them.
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