Sunday, May 29, 2011

Accept that you are human and are going to fall at times.

The NAWLS Small Bite for  May 4th is

Accept that you are human and are going to fall at times.
How you act after you fall determines your fate. Sooner or later you will eat something you feel is "wrong." Maybe you'll eat something unplanned at a party, or drive through to get an old favorite when you're in a hurry. After a stumble, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start over--without looking back and without guilt.

You can waste a lot of energy feeling angry and guilty for not being perfect. Understand that these cravings and feelings are normal and have nothing to do with personal strength or resolve. You cannot allow these feelings to crush your spirit. In fact, a poor food choice is simply a signal you need to make a positive choice as soon as possible. Starting over (and over and over, if necessary) is looking forward to success, instead of dwelling on mistakes.

Action for the day: 
Start over today and move on. Instead of kicking yourself for a poor choice, focus on how great your next choice will be.

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