If you fall off the horse, dust yourself off and get back on.
Several things have helped keep me on track. Probably the most effective strategies for me personally are: 1) Track EVERYTHING you eat 2) Eat MINDFULLY, and always at the table (i.e., not in front of the TV, at your workdesk, while reading, etc.) 3) Keep forbidden foods out of your home and out of your workplace (or at least out of sight.) 4) Enlist the support of people around you; it helps keep you accountable. 5) Tape mantras, motivational affirmations, reminders where you can see them. For instance, right across the top of my computer screen I have written "I DON'T EAT SUGAR! I DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE! I DON'T EAT PROCESSED JUNK-FOOD SNACKS!" Believe it or not, that really does deter me from helping myself to fattening break-room snacks. 6) Decide how much slack to cut yourself -- maybe you can manage an occasional small treat -- but above all, forgive yourself for setbacks because they happen. (Just make sure your setbacks aren't outnumbering your successes.)
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
One of our members (~INDYGIRL) often offers this mantra that helped her during her weight loss: "If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why toss the whole day over a slice of pizza?" . I first heard her say that more than 10 years ago and it has always stuck with me.
Setting new fastbreak goals like you mention is great! Try to remember they are goals to help set you up for a lifetime of success and not things to beat yourself up over for a missed day. When you have a bad day, it is important to regroup and work to achieve your goals the next day or the next hour.
Wishing you all the best!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." Edward Everett Hale
Good morning! I'm Rachel...I'm trying to lose some weight and get healthy to start trying to have a baby. I started this week with some new fastbreak goals and my biggest issue so far is my own perfectionism! Every time I miss a day, I want to totally throw everything out the window. Does anyone have any tips to stay on track, even when you slip up for a day?