Sometimes it feels like I am restarting with every single choice I make. During times when I am struggling to stick to my plan (like now) it's important to decouple what I do in this moment from what I did with my previous choice. I can't say to myself, "okay starting now I will be perfect" because when I am struggling, demanding perfection from myself is too much. But likewise I can't say "well I blew it with that breakfast so I may as well forget today and start over tomorrow."
So I try instead to focus on the very next choice I have to make, and make that one choice an on-plan choice. Then again for the next choice, and the one after that. Starting over again with each choice.
High weight: 275 (August 2009) *** Low weight: 155 (October 2012)
Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 190.
* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.