When feeling discouraged, I always look at how far I've come. For example, "No, I can't run a 5k yet, but I ran 1/4 of a mile without stop the other day!" No matter how small the accomplishment is, it still makes you better than you were yesterday.
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It is so easy to get discouraged when you have a week or so with no visible progress. Be patient with your weight loss progress, it helps me to remember that it took decades to add the weight, it just isn't realistic to believe it is all coming off in a month!! You may not see it, but your body is changing with every good choice you make!!
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If not, choose to shut the door instead of sabotaging the development of healthy new eating habits.
This prevents me from ruining the progress I have made with healthy new eating habits
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