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Day 67 - Never say "I Blew It"

Monday, November 03, 2014

NEVER SAY:
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.
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  • CHANGZWALK
    there are 2 things here; helpful sayings! intrinsic to my progress; and for me, was breaking the link/continuity/balancing between eating events. Struggling to say this.

    Ok, the simple concept. A meal (or a snack) is just a meal. It is not related to what we ate before. not related to what we eat next. It is what it is all by itself. Has a beginning, middle, end. It can be helpful/nourishing... or it can be too much, but when it's over, it's over... so if I choose to eat, enjoy it, no guilt, don't beat myself up, try more/next time when it's time to eat and I need to eat more.

    I can't begin to express how unsnipping the ties between eating events is freeing; ends the tradeoffs/balancing act and mental games that I was playing and helped me break the all eating or all dieting that used to happen; especially the all eating because I blew it... Oh how I used that reason to have an eatfest ongoing... So, guess I'm just trying to say dealing with 1 meal (or snack) all by itself was helpful :)

    LOL, still a bit fuzzy from my cold and explanations/thoughts not rolling off the fingertips...

    I can't believe how far behind I got in your blogs... these all are such helpful skills :)
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  • FORZACHANDMATT
    This is so great and true
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  • ONTHEPATH2
    You got it..... never, ever quit!
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