Day 67 - Never say "I Blew It"
Monday, November 03, 2014
Today's lesson is about saying "I blew it" and using this as an excuse to give up and quit.
This is one of the best things that I have learned over the years. I used to be a huge binge eater and binge dieter. I guess I would call that an all or nothing personality disorder. I would start dieting and exercising and stick with a plan for a few months, start to see good results, then something would trigger me into a binge (such as a birthday party) and I would feel like I had blown everything. This would lead to another day of overeating and then feeling like... well, I blew it, so I might as well quit. It would take me months to get over this feeling. Then I would start all over again and once again, this would happen.
But now I am different. I have changed the self talk. During the day I might have an incidence of eating something that I haven't planned on. Or I might not get in the amount of exercise I want to. But this doesn't send me into a tail spin anymore.
Find new sayings to tell yourself that give you a positive outcome and try again.