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Old 07-19-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
andoreth
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Like Fitbyforty said- there are just going to be those days when things tend to pile up on us emotionally or otherwise. Times when for reasons beyond our control, we are just not going to be able to maintain the sharp focus on "being good" in our eating and exercise.

Of course, it's always good to try to reign in the bad urges as much as possible during those times- it's better to binge on a bag of miniature carrots than a bag of miniature chocolate bars, it's better to at least go for a 15 min walk than to stay on the couch all day. However, even more important than how we handle the "bad" days, is how we handle the next day, the first day after the original trama has healed or calmed down.

Don't beat yourself up, don't let yourself feel like you've "failed"... just pick up the regular routine and go forward. Lifestyle changes don't fail on the day we break routine, they fail on the day we don't put that routine back together and get on with it. Succeed in that, and you've gained the #1 most important skill in not only losing weight, but maintaining that loss over the long haul.
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Cal in < Cal out = weight loss
All foods can fit into a healthy diet, some just need to be in smaller portions.
Variety is the spice of life: eat a new dish, play a new game, or go to a new place every week.
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