Not Giving Up

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ok so I started off this year doing great. I was staying within my calorie range. I was cutting back on the sodas and drinking more water. I was easing myself into a lifestyle change without being completely overwhelmed.

So what happened?!?!? This past week wasn't horrible but it wasn't great. I did exercise at least 4 days. I drank water. But I was lazy otherwise. I didn't keep up with my food choices as well as I had been and went over my calories several days. On Saturday and Sunday I didn't even enter my food because I knew it was horrible. I didn't keep up with my organization to make life simpler.

But did I give up? No. Last night, knowing I was completely over my calories for the day, I made a smart choice for supper. Something I actually WANTED to eat...a salad. Wow! In times past, at this point I would have just given up and eaten something totally not healthy. I would have binged on all the foods I had been avoiding.

So what happened? I didn't give up. I didn't give in. I made a smart choice. I forgave myself for my mistakes and moved on and moved forward.

So guess what? It's a new week. I am getting back on track and not worrying about last week. I am beginning this week with a positive attitude and acknowledging the good habits I have began to develop and are still working on. I am a work in progress and understand I am going to make mistakes. I just need to learn to forgive myself and move on!
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  • no profile photo CD3248497
    emoticon That's the right attitude! Why dwell on our not so great food choices & then spend more days over eating because we think we messed up to bad. Accept it and move on!
    2338 days ago
    That sure sounds familiar. I've been doing great with my walking in parks goal, but after an extremely stressful day, I've really gone downhill on food. Time to get that act back together. Thanks for stopping my blog!
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  • JBE1225
    2340 days ago
    emoticon what a power feeling it is to be in control emoticon emoticon
    2340 days ago
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