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Progress is success

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I have had a few days with higher calorie totals. I haven't crested the top of my range, and I am not worried...I am just ready to reign it back in.

Days like that are not going to get me to my weight loss goals as quickly as I would like...but I do think it is important to live in the REAL world. Not every day is going to be ideal. I am learning how to keep it all in perspective. It is okay to have movie popcorn once in a while. It is okay to have a few days at the top of my calorie range.

These are not failures. These are things that I CAN do and still be working toward my goals. It is a matter of awareness and adjustment. I can look at my movie popcorn and think - yum... that was exactly what I wanted, it hit the spot, and now I won't want that again for quite a while.

I see it this way - I am on the right path. If I slow down a bit or pause to enjoy a moment, I have not lost my way. Progress is success - speed is not the top determinant of that.

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    I figure ALL things in moderation. I don't worry so much about my daily totals - I look at where I end up for the week. Sometimes I'm a little on the high side. It means I make an adjustment in the upcoming week, but don't stress about it. As you say, we're on the right path. How fast we're traveling isn't important. What's important is that we're headed in the right direction!
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