I needed this today. I dropped the ball just a little the last two days while hormones were raging, after a few weeks and being right on track. I've been beating myself up mercilessly about it, and being reminded that it's okay to acknowledge the slip-ups--but it's counterproductive to dwell on them and let them completely derail your efforts.
I agree with this article because, until recently, I thought I was impulsive, and just couldn't say no. But, of all things, I watched my daughter resisting a tempting desert; she looked at it, slightly cocked her head, then walked away. I never asked her about it, but thought maybe she learned that from me before I gained all this weight. I do hear that little voice now, and hope I have the strength to continue listening for it. 8-)
Great article! I suffer from this. I haven't for the most part over the last two weeks, but I def mindlessly gnosh and I def beat the crap out of myself after I do it. I love the advice in this article and that there is hope in retraining that small voice to become the new force to be reckoned with. I will be practing this!
The sort of things that were described in this article happened to me often. Instead of purging myself or wallowing in self pity about it, I take responsibility for it and move on. I have done this several times and I know I can always get back on track. I don't even feel guilty about the occasional binge anymore. When I binge, I enjoy it and say to myself "I will get back on track tomorrow". And guess what? I have ALWAYS got back on track. It may not always be the next day, but I always get back on track. All it takes is for me to start planning my meals again and maybe compensating for a few days. Even with the occasional binging, I still lost/losing weight. Look at me now, I have lost almost 16kg and I am only 0.5kg from reaching my goal weight. It may have slowed down my progress, but I don't care. I'm in this for the long haul. :D
We all need to change our mindset from "I deserve this calorific food" to "this is not healthy for me, I should have something else. I did this myself the other day when I sat down with a bag of potato chips, I got up and got myself a banana and some natural yogurt instead. We all have it in us to make better choices. We just need to think what makes us healthy!!
Thanks, I really needed this reminder. I CONTROL ME.
5/3/2011 2:14:46 PM
I love this article. The need to think longer before you make the decision to put it in the mouth. That works for other area of life, the need to use thinking ability, discernment and then act with wisdom based on accurate knowledge and being moderate in all things.
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