Sometimes we get stuck in a mode where we think we "messed up", or did something bad, when all we did was have a cookie, or a piece of bread, or whatever it may be. We really need to change that mindset. We didn't mess up, we are human. We gave into a craving, and tomorrow we do better. The more we beat ourselves up over one thing, the more we are perpetuating this mind game that is not healthy for us.
We need to be more open to the possibility of lifelong change, not just a diet. The "messed up" idea comes from a fad diet mentality, where as real life, I will have a cookie at some point. If I think about it as "I messed up" than I am continuing on this unhealthy relationship with food, and that will not help me in the future. However, If I accept that I had the cookie and move on, I am making helping my brain realize what it should do when I encounter a temptation. Do you think that tiny, skinny people never have a cookie? If they don't, I am sorry. Even if it is a "healthy" cookie, it's a cookie, and I will not be giving that up, ever. That being said, I don't have one every day. I have one maybe every 4-8 weeks, but that is ok. I am human and ok with it. You should be too.
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.