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Even those that inspire can stumble a bit...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This has been a really heady week, being voted a SparkPeople Motivator, getting my success story put into the database, and having so many wonderful comments, friend adds, Goodies, etc. Thank you EVERYONE for the kindness! I'm overwhelmed!

However, I'm also VERY human and there are times when I don't do so hot food-wise (rare, but they happen). Yesterday and today for dinner, I made VERY unhealthy choices. Yesterday was leftover tortilla chips and spinach and artichoke dip from my office potluck Christmas party. Today was chocolate covered peanuts, which were part of a gift from my boss. I hate that I lacked self-control when it came to those two dinners, but at least the foods are GONE now. All I can do is pick myself up and do better tomorrow, since I'm done eating for the day.

So there you go. I just hope that none of you put me on a pedestal, because dealing with food is still a struggle, even with the dramatic weight loss. All I can do is just muddle through, just like everyone else.

Have a good rest of the weekend, folks! :)
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    Congrats to you! Thank goodness we aren't held to a standard of perfection . . . because none of us can achieve that! We just have to be "good enough" maintainers to keep the weight off (that's ALL emoticon and there are days for every one of us when it seems totally impossible!!)
    3062 days ago
    Yeah, no kidding. Many times it feels like I'm stumbling around more than I'm actually walking. LOL

    I just try to stumble in the right direction more often than the wrong one.

    3062 days ago
    Yes, we do! I stumble all the time, I just make sure I keep picking myself up. I don't think any of us will ever be perfect maintainers, but we can learn to hover pretty well!
    3062 days ago
    Glad you put that out there! Because it is SO very true! and it's something that will always be and must be accepted to be successful...no one is perfect!
    3062 days ago
    No one expects no one to be perfect! The biggest inspirations come from the people who made the change in their lives by managing to overcome the huge obstacles in their ways, including their stumbles!
    You're doing great and your attitude is inspiring!
    Keep on sparking!
    3062 days ago
    Mmmmm.... spinach artichoke dip!!!


    As long as you keep trying, I'll continue to see you as a great motivation!

    3062 days ago
    It happens. My husband bought Hershey Kisses today, and as soon as they were in the house I started nibbling on them! I can only try to do better this evening.
    3063 days ago
    The great news is that those days of eating bad don't have to derail you anymore. Once you step outside for your next run, you put yourself right back on track.
    3063 days ago
    Thanks so much for posting this. I think this is part of LIVING our journey. We don't always eat the best but we are determined to not let this slips define us. I too am having some weak moments lately but its all a part of the process. I think being honest about them also motivates people as well as success. emoticon
    3063 days ago
    Congrats on your award. And, it isn't about being perfect! You are serving as an inspiration by staying on the path, even with a few hiccups along the way.
    3063 days ago
    We are all human. I had a jalapeno popper at a party last night, that I should have avoided. You have a great attitude. The parties are done and you can get right back on track. Have a wonderful weekend.
    3063 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Being honest with yourself about the bump in the road is the first step. Temptation is around us all the time this time of year! We remember how good and comforting this stuff tastes! Now just wake up tomorrow and move on! Tomorrow you can choose to eat great heathy food and more ways to add movement to your day! Enjoy your tomorrows!
    3063 days ago
    Perfectionism is a waste--you get that. And that is another reason you are awesome! Have a great Spark day. emoticon
    3063 days ago
    Yeah holiday season can be challenging...
    It is to me, for sure!
    But I'm still doing much better than in the past : )
    3063 days ago
    You too!
    3063 days ago
    I hear you! I've had a bad could of days too. How about tomorrow is a new week and we both start over?!?

    And I love having motivators who are human. If you never stumbled how would you understand when I do? Trust me, you are still a major motivation.
    3063 days ago
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