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No Cheating



When I am trying to lose weight, but I am faced with a temptation that really wouldn't help my cause - I don't "cheat". I make a decision, it's my decision, I know the outcome of my decision, and I own it. I stopped looking at it as "cheating", which causes guilt feelings, and leads to overwhelming feelings of "what's the use, why bother, this is too hard. One decision doesn't have to lead to a lot of bad decisions. It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and help you make some pretty good

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  • I really agree with you. Guilt just doesn't accomplish anything for me. Nor does making it a game where I think of it as "cheating" or "sneaking" or even being "good" or "bad". I make a series of choices and that's it. Thanks for your post. - by BAJANSEN1
  • The word 'cheat' has very negative vibes attached, so I never 'cheat'. If I want something a little less healthy for me I have it, but track it into my day. The first thing you have to do along this lifestyle road is be honest with yourself and feel good about yourself. How can you feel good if you think you 'cheat'. :-) - by LEXIE63
  • I agree with you completely. I have been eating better since the beginning of May and have been able to cut my cravings drastically (and lose 22 pounds) by choosing more healthy foods...but when I feel the need to have something not so healthy, I don't deny myself. I just choose a smaller portion. By not having anything off limits, it has helped me to stop the need to binge. In the past, I used to think I had to get it out of my system because I may not be able to ever eat it again. That got me nowhere...other than 80 pounds heavier. - by MY_NEW_ATTITUDE

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