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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.
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    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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    This is so great and true
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    You got it..... never, ever quit!
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