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all or nothing

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

this is something my years of dieting instilled in my brain. you are either on a diet or off one. any little slip made me feel I was a failure and so gave me full permission to go on a bender eating all the wonderful things I had not been able to have on my diet. I would even plan this. spark people has taught me that I am not on a diet anymore but I have a healthy eating plan. yes I sometime mess up ( and even sometimes it is planned) but I now know to get right back on track. I tend to follow the 80% rule and eat healthy all week. for my 20% I eat out and make good choices but will share a dessert or indulge in one of my favorite meals meatloaf this is working for me. I want to lose 40 lbs in 2 days lol but I know that this way when I take off that one lb per week it will stay off and not come back along with company
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  • JANNIEWANNIE
    Sounds like a very good substitute for the all-or-nothing attitude! Thanks for sharing.
    1100 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    This is the winning plan! Stick with it and you will achieve your goals my friend! I'm cheering you on! emoticon emoticon
    1130 days ago
  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    excellent post!!! thats what has finally worked for me, too. my kids were all here this week..a once a year treat..and i just did as i pleased, and i;m right back to it this morning. i gave myself permission..made all the difference in the world!!
    1137 days ago
  • MCFITZ2
    Well said. Great realistic perspective.
    1142 days ago
  • JINLYNN
    emoticon The all or nothing thinking is a sure way to fail. We get to our goals one baby step after another.
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    1142 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I have never been on a "diet!' I strive towards a healthy lifestyle! I focus on portion control and calorie interpretation! I see a hot dog, I know how many calories that is, I translate that to calorie burn for the day, and it's a lot easier to pass OR substitute something healthier! I've beem maintaining for 5 years and 5 moths ... but who's counting!
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    Stay Strong and focus on that lifestyle!
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    1143 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    you have a great attitude and there are no short cuts to your goals
    1143 days ago
  • TERRITHINA
    Your mindset is a winning mindset !!
    1143 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Sounds like you are really on track. I, too, have decided that I am not dieting, I am eating sensibly most of the time. Yesterday I had one of those days when I just couldn't stop eating - luckily most of the food in my house is at least moderately healthy. So I did what my body needed and today I'm feeling so much better. I didn't loose any weight yesterday, but I didn't gain any either!
    1143 days ago
  • LADYARTIST41
    Getting rid of that all or nothing attitude is so key!
    1143 days ago
  • OXYGEN9
    A lot of us are struggling with this all-or-nothing mentality! Change takes time and patience. It seems like you are changing your thinking and I am right along with you emoticon emoticon
    1143 days ago
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