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I've deliberately failed on the 1st day.

Thursday, January 02, 2014



Two weeks before Christmas I decided that in the New Year I will not drink alcohol on a week day unless it's a special occasion. Yesterday being New Years day and the first day I deliberately broke this decision.



Why?

Because . . . . . I know if I'd stuck with this I would'ave found it hard if not impossible to have a drink on a special occasion.
Because . . . . .I know I can get to obsessed with things and I'm heading for full on failure if I have too many things going on weight wise at once.



I suppose I could call it a "special occasion" being New Years Day, but the point I'm trying to get across to myself is "it doesn't matter if I don't do everything right for one day" it doesn't mean I've failed.



emoticon I know I'm going to succeed.



Added as extra. . . . .
I've read the comments so far & I think I've been a bit misunderstood. The point I was trying to make is not that I've failed on day one, it's that I mustn't become obsessed with doing everything right from day one. It doesn't matter that I made this point using alcohol, it could'ave been food, exercise, scales, etc. All I wanted to get across is I can become obsessed and then fail miserably so I thought I'd hit the obsession on the head before it got a hold.
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  • no profile photo CD12499805
    Isn't it amazing when we change our thoughts just a little, the AMAZING results that happen!? WOW! Powerful blog, my friend. emoticon emoticon You are on your way. emoticon
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    2226 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    You are trying a new way, emoticon progress won't come if you keep doing what you already know won't work. For any weight loss to be maintained you have to make what life presents manageable daily. There's no falling off the bandwagon, life is the bandwagon! emoticon
    2236 days ago
  • TRIANGLE-WOMAN
    Don't set rules.

    Set a "relaxed intent" to eat three healthy meals, drink plenty of water and get in at least 10 minutes of fitness a day.

    It's hard to obsess when one is relaxed....it takes time to get the difference and to apply it, but it is possible.

    Try listening to IOWL podcasts. You can find links to them on the team which you can find on my page. I'm a co-leader. We are really laid back and quiet because we are focused on doing the "internal" work it takes to make the shift from overweight to naturally slender.


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    2237 days ago
  • JUSTYNA7
    Wise girl! Rules are meant to help us stay on track... not tie us to the track. Life is for enjoying and we want to grow old with health and wisdom but not do all the enjoying at the ends of our life. I get it. Good blog!
    2238 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6572876
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  • AJDOVER1
    Awesome! It's important that we know ourselves and what works for us. You're one smart cookie!
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    2238 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
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    lol
    2238 days ago
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  • NHES220
    You are succeeding. You made a deliberate choice to have a drink on a holiday. That is allowed. Kudos to you. Now back to your regularly scheduled skipping it for non-special occasions. Well done!
    2238 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5575543
    Knowing when to NOT do something can be more important than knowing when TO DO it It all depends on your perspective. I think you have the right perspective for your situation. Just hang in and go forth. emoticon emoticon
    2238 days ago
  • CTUPTON
    It takes time to ingrain a habit. Don't beat yourself up. Today you have another chance. chris
    2238 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Well I say make today emoticon ... day one of the New Year ........... There are still 364 days left in this year so today can be the starting point ............ emoticon
    2238 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    I need to make resolutions each and every day. A blanket "I won't ____________ on a weekday" doesn't work for me. It has to be re-resolved each morning or it just doesn't work for me.
    2238 days ago
  • PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Have a healthy new year!
    2238 days ago
  • JAROL7
    Yes, you can succeed. All of my New Year's Eve Parties came back off yesterday with the SP Plan of measuring every morsel of food that goes into my mouth, calculating the calories, and journal the result in the SP Nutrition Tracker. It works. Estimating calories does NOT work. Write it down!!!
    2238 days ago
  • GRANDMABABA
    So true. Much success to you.
    2238 days ago
  • CATLOVER110
    You're right. Success doesn't mean perfection! Good luck in 2014!
    2238 days ago
  • no profile photo RIDLEYRIDER
    Hang in there, and you will succeed!
    2238 days ago
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