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Push The Reset Button



Bad day? Blow your calories? No problem. You can push the reset button anytime. If I've gone off track, whether it's for a month or a meal, I literally stop, take a moment to breathe deeply, and imagine myself pushing a giant RESET button. The image lets me release what I've done and move forward.

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Don't beat yourself up! Learn from your mistakes, but don't dwell on them. Reset and move ahead.

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  • I think this is a great idea!

    Many of us have a perfectionistic streak and indulge in "all or nothing" thinking. This is self - defeating when it stops us or becomes an excuse for quitting.

    This idea allows for the ups and downs of real life.

    Good going! - by ANNE-ELIZ
  • Yes, I definitely use this strategy. Just because things did not go well in the morning, does not mean the rest of the day is down the tubes. I can just get right back on track as soon as I catch myself. - by FRENCHTOSD
  • Love this! And it's coming right on time. I'm breathing. I'm imagining. My reset button looks like the Staples button. I'm pressing...and we're off again. - by TONIABLAKE
    I just have to remember to do this now! Great Idea. - by JAYNESMOM1
  • I like the reset the push button! I have to try this concept.of starting over once again - by RONNIEHUEY
  • Thank you. This could be a very effective analogy fro me. My modem for internet is always playing up and I have to reset it to get it going again. emoticon - by CLARE1952
  • I LOVE this idea!!!! Excellent~such a good, positive mindset!!! - by MOMWANTSNOWAIST
    I really like this idea and the image of pushing a giant reset button. I've been struggling to get back on track for weeks now and each day that I didn't do well I was beating myself up. This sounds like a much emoticon better way to go. - by JEANGIBSON1
  • A great idea! I pushed the Reset button two weeks ago, started all over with my weight loss journey and I when I go off track again I will know what to do: RESET!! - by CARINEVE
  • emoticon Great tip & visual we should have an emoticon BIG rest button. - by AURA18
  • Thank you. I feel fully reset and ready to succeed. emoticon - by ANNIEDS
  • Your story was encouraging because lots of people don't know how to push the reset button and many people don't even know there is a reset button. I'm relieved to know that I can push the button and start again and it sure beats giving up. - by LAYLAYLONG
  • Set that restart button! - by IOWADEB
  • Love it! Thanks for the visual - by TRISHLEW421
  • Mental imaging is very powerful.
    Not only can you visualize the reset button, you can also "see" your future self walk up to you - what would (s)he say to the present you?
    That you can do this, it will be worth the effort, and that there is new freedom in not carrying that excess fat anymore. emoticon - by DRB13_1
  • Think, I'll make me a ReSet Button, to push to remind me. - by MOMOPWRS
  • Think, I'll make me a ReSet Button, to push to remind me. - by MOMOPWRS
    I think this will be a great way to "forgive" myself when I am having a bad day. Reset and move on. I love it!!! - by SPARKEDROCKSTAR
    I am in this for life, so this is an excellent idea. emoticon - by CJPJHM
  • Thanks that is the best idea I have heard in a long time. Today I pressed the reset button. Now on to a healthier life. emoticon - by PURPLEBABYBEE
  • I love this idea. I reset my whole sparkpage! Completely new beginnings! :-) - by JOYPHOTOG
  • This is a great idea, visualizing myself pushing the reset button. I hope it's close by because I would have to reset often! - by CAROLYN0107
  • I can see that commercial, I think it was Staples with the Big Red Button. Great visual. - by DARK_ANGEL10
  • OOOhhh so timely this wisdom shared for me right now!!! RESET!!! - by AMORDESOL
  • Good idea........I think I'll try to remember this! RESET! emoticon - by VINGRAM
  • Especially after this Easter weekend the reset button has been such a brilliant idea. I had really healthy food just too much of it. Way more than I have eaten in a long time. Now I can just invision this big red button and pushing it to start over. This morning because of this idea I am rejuvenated. Thank you!!! emoticon - by GINGERWILSON
  • Especially after this Easter weekend the Reset button is a great idea. I didn't eat unhealthy food I just ate more food than I have eaten in a long time and felt miserable. But this morning I pushed my reset button and I am back on track. Thanks for the great idea. I love it! - by GINGERWILSON
  • Thanks! I'll try not to hit the reset button too often. :-) - by 22PHAT
    Love this strategy - visualizing is key - thanks for sharing! - by REBHUCH
  • I just figured out that Spark really helped me here. Thanks for putting it into words.... pressing the re-set allows for the "begin again" thinking without the guilt. - by BRASKIN
  • Great Idea. I will definitely try this next time. - by COJUTE2
  • I like the reset the push button! I have to try this concept.of starting over once again - by RONNIEHUEY

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