Originally Posted by Eliana
dieting imperfectly still blesses the body.
this is so true. I am also guilty of being an all or nothing person in the past and "fell off" many diets as soon as I wasn't perfect. I have made a very concerted effort this time to change that thinking and I don't even consider myself "on" a diet. Instead, I have made a commitment to eating moderate portions of healthy, nutritious food. I don't expect to be perfect but I also recognize that if I slip, it's just that - one bad choice. That doesn't mean I have to keep making bad choices, I can just as easily make a good choice the next time - the next day, the next meal, the next bite - yes, I can throw out a cookie after taking a bite and the world won't end! lol! And that has given me a sense of freedom about my eating that has ended up making it easier to stay on plan, and if I do stray, I just pick myself back up and keep going in the right direction.
Runundefined, I'm so glad you've found your way back - I hope you keep posting a LOT, I think that the most successful people here tend to be the ones posting consistently.