One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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Post Easter Note to Self. . .

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One day or weekend or even week of eating off your plan is not the end of the world. You are NOT weak. You do NOT lack will power. You do NOT have to be perfect. A healthy lifestyle includes giving yourself permission to just be and eat without guilt. Without punishing yourself. Without allowing food to make you feel powerless, out of control and “fat”. Remember “fat” is not a feeling. It’s your default way of expressing any and all overwhelming feelings you are going through.

The holiday excitement is over (and boy was it fun!). Use the rest of the day to get ready for the week and return to your routine and healthy habits. That “one day” back on plan always makes you feel better.

Now. . . get the family out for a walk! There’s still enough daylight and it’s BEAUTIFUL out! What else are you going to do? Sit on the couch are feel sorry for yourself while eating even more chocolate? Even though it does taste really REALLY good. ;~)



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    Runeatrepeat

    April 4, 2010

    True that :)

    Jenny

    April 4, 2010

    My mom is already talking like that- so depressing!

    Carla

    April 4, 2010

    I’m driving my husband nuts because I always say I ‘feel fat’. I’ve lost over 60lbs, workout almost everyday and still ‘feel fat’. It’s good to know I’m not alone. :-)

    Lori K.

    April 4, 2010

    I am making that exact same note to myself. Once I get through tonight I am right back on schedule. No need to feel guilty about eating something that is only in my house once a year.

    Diana

    April 4, 2010

    Amen. :)

    Tanya

    April 4, 2010

    Thanks Roni I soooo needed this!! I’ve been slacking and the scale hasn’t been as kind as usual. Just got back from a great walk. Gertie makes a mean chocolate and I ate one too many smidgens. But I feel much better after that walk!! Happy Easter!

    KCLAnderson (Karen)

    April 4, 2010

    Guilt is such a useless emotion, really.

    bridget

    April 4, 2010

    Thanks for the kick in the pants, Just got off the treadmill. And on a bad day like today, I like to have a lot of water with lemon to make me feel better too.

    M

    April 4, 2010

    Great point:)

    Love this :-)

    Mari Larkin

    April 4, 2010

    Thanks for this. We have been doing so well, and this weekend I gave myself the freedom to eat whatever. Enjoyed it, but man, my tummy doesn’t like me. I am looking forward to eating healthier again in the morning and feeling better. Sometimes we need to just enjoy the moment, and stop worrying about all those calories. Sometimes just doing it, shows us WHY we eat healthy…so maybe we won’t want to eat so much the next time. OUCH! :) We even went for a walk tonight too…and enjoyed a movie later, guilt free, with NO snacking!

    Thanks for sharing this post…it was perfect!

    WaistingTime

    April 4, 2010

    I really struggle with this whole notion. I want to live a lifestyle where I eat healthy most of the time but can have that one day for a holiday, or dinner out, or other special occasion. And not feel guilty about indulging. And then get right back on track the next day. But since I have been a yo-yo dieter, I worry about being able to get back on track.

    Tina

    April 5, 2010

    Thank you Roni! I needed to read this tonight. I feel like I’ve lost all control and can’t get back. After reading your post tonight I remind myself that I can do this. I told my husband that any of the treats that are left tomorrow morning are going to work with me…then I’ll just get someone else to eat them. I love your blogs!

    JourneyBeyondSurvival

    April 5, 2010

    Thanks Roni. I needed that.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    April 5, 2010

    Enjoying some Easter candy…even a little too much… will not ruin you. I hope you enjoyed the day with your guys :-)

    roni

    April 5, 2010

    Boy did I ever! It was an AMAZING weekend! Lots of family time. :~D

    Melanie | Dietriffic

    April 5, 2010

    Hey Roni,
    Just come across you blog and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, you’re inspirational!

    Barbara

    April 5, 2010

    GOOD POST!!! (and I love the photo!)

    Oh, you are SO right! In the past, when I slipped off the diet wagon, I would actually feel so crummy it bordered on self loathing. I didn’t even care that much about the weight part, but about my lack of self control (weak!!).

    Now, I take things a lot easier, although I have learned the hard way NOT to “give myself a week off” on purpose. That made going back too hard. Our new habits need to be considered just that — new life-time habits, not temporary diet tactics we get to abandon once we reach our goals.

    I think, as in so many things, there is a happy medium — I try to be stern enough with myself to keep on the path, but gentle enough to forgive myself when I step off momentarily.

    Kim

    April 5, 2010

    Even though I may have been “bad” yesterday, I was not as bad as I would have been in the past. Yes, I had everything, but just a small amount of everything, whereas in the past I would have loaded my plate with large amounts and had to go back several times to make sure I got everything. The only thing I went back for seconds of…salad!!!

    This is a lifstyle, and as we all know, life has it’s up’s and down’s.

    Hey I wrote myself the same note today!! Must be a coinwinkidink!