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I am quitting the all or nothing attitude

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

For the last several months I've been trying to "go paleo". I really set myself up for failure. I was on information overload. I wanted to be perfect. When I couldn't be perfect, I would eat a lot of the wrong foods. The guilt would intensify.

I decided to just quit all of it. I cleared out my FB feed of all things paleo and cleared my iPod of podcasts. The information is good, it's valid. The thing is, I wasn't happy with myself. I felt depressed. I was stressed with day to day choices.

Currently, I am continuing to count calories. My goals currently are to drink more water (working on a gallon a day), to do strength training, and continue my walking. I am making relatively healthy choices most of the time. It's ok that I'm not eating paleo. I'm tired of the guilt that I inflicted on myself. I enjoy reading about nutrition, and I believe that much of the information is valid. But for right now, I need to trust myself. I need to be successful. I'm going back to mastering the fundamentals. More sleep, healthy food, water, walking, and being at peace with food.
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  • no profile photo CD1336516
    Naomi, It is wonderful to go with what works. I did a similar thing and found that was not the way for me. I remember my dad going on some regiment and it made his blood pressure go sky high. Doctors and the *experts* may say * OH that does not happen*. However , everyone's bodies are different and we do need to go with what our bodies need...
    Have a wonderful day! Cheering you on.... and Praying,
    2389 days ago
    You have the information you need. You need to figure out what works for you. I know you will figure it out. emoticon
    2390 days ago
  • DWORB415
    I agree! Once I decided to lose the all or nothing attitude, everything became much easier! Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. You know what to do. Trust what you know.
    2390 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14815535
    *High-five's* you for wanting to be at peace with food. I've found it's really not the enemy after all. Keep on keeping on!
    2390 days ago
    emoticon I think you are right. A person can do a lot of harm with guilt.
    2391 days ago
    emoticon I think making small changes and not overloading on information and fad eating plans work best.
    2391 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12458719
    You are doing a good thing--re-grouping and re-assessing what has happened. Paleo is not for everyone. If you ever decide to have another go at paleo, take it slowly--one step at a time. Hugs, Roberta
    2391 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2014 8:29:09 PM
    emoticon Small and healthy changes and choices. We will get to our goals with the guilt. emoticon
    2391 days ago
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