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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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    Sounds like a very good substitute for the all-or-nothing attitude! Thanks for sharing.
    1621 days ago
    This is the winning plan! Stick with it and you will achieve your goals my friend! I'm cheering you on! emoticon emoticon
    1652 days ago
    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!!
    1658 days ago
    Well said. Great realistic perspective.
    1664 days ago
    emoticon The all or nothing thinking is a sure way to fail. We get to our goals one baby step after another.
    1664 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!
    Stay Strong and focus on that lifestyle!
    1664 days ago
    you have a great attitude and there are no short cuts to your goals
    1664 days ago
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    Your mindset is a winning mindset !!
    1664 days ago
    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!
    1664 days ago
    Getting rid of that all or nothing attitude is so key!
    1664 days ago
    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
    1664 days ago
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