Tip of the Week

Roll with the punches! Life is gonna smack you right in the face when you don't expect it. If you're head's on straight, you're certainly gonna handle it just fine. Roll with it. Complain a little bit, and let it go.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Soapbox Sunday: I refuse to give up.

I've done this before. I've dieted. And I had no freaking clue what the hell I was doing. BUT NOW I DO. And now I am smart enough to see when I'm slipping. Sure, Friday is my "freebie dinner" day, but that's just bullshit when I let it slip into my Saturday "Well, I haven't "technically" gone to bed yet...." or my "Gosh, these Valentine treats I'm making for Kaiao look soo good."

Bullshit. I call bullshit on myself. I am strong enough, and EDUCATED enough to see what I am doing, and I. REFUSE. TO. GIVE. UP.

I refuse to slide off the deep end this easily. I refuse to let myself slide away slowly. I cannot hold myself to that standard. Losing weight begins with healthy, consistent diet. It adds with strong, positive, constant exercise. These are things I can do. These are things I can promise myself. And I will. I do. I do now.

So. Sure, I stand by my "Friday Freebie Dinner" but I stand by my no grains, no sugars, as well. I stand by my making good choices and making good concessions. I stand by my tendency to treat myself well. I stand by my ability to make the best, strongest, most playable choice. I will succeed. I will accomplish my goal. I will lose the weight I want to lose, and I will do it because I WANT TO, and not because it "accidentally" happens. Whatever happens to me, I will choose. Because I can.

I will not accept excuses from myself. I will celebrate holidays ONCE. I will love the way I feel, because I cannot help it. I will let myself enjoy being healthy. I will remind myself that this feels good, and I am allow to explore what healthy feels like. I will realize that I know my body so well, and I know what I can and cannot handle.

I will stand by my goal until it is accomplished, and then I will set a new one. I will be better because I already am. I will. I can. I do. I shall. I am.


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Anonymous said...

Hey Missy,...Don't diet. Just don't buy junk food. It works miracles. Sure, enjoy a pizza or popcorn at the movies, just don't let yourself do it more than once a week.

Great link: http://www.stevenscreek.com/goodies/calories.shtml

Tio Greg

Allyson said...

Greg, that's exactly what diet means to me. It doesn't mean going crazy and specifying I WILL EAT THIS here, or I WON'T EAT THIS NOW. Diet means that I don't buy junk food, that I make healthy choices, and if I do have a treat, I make sure it's worth it and doesn't happen too often.