Marcia's Blog is a lifestyle change and dieting blog written by a beloved and respected nutritionist/weight loss counselor/lecturer Marcia Bodenstein. She has helped thousands of kosher consumers achieve and maintain weight loss.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dearest Lovetoeat and all of my other compadres out there - if we could only be perfect! That will never never happen BUT there is "harm reduction". It is what I always take comfort in. What a coup that you didn't continue what you did on Shabbos. What a success that you went right back to your program on Sunday morning. I'll bet that is improvement over all of the times we "messed up" and kept right on going because "what the heck - I wasn't good so I'll eat till after Shabbos, Monday, after that simcha, after my vacation, till my next Start Fresh week, etc. etc." Refer to last week's newsletter "What's In Your Mind Is More Important Than What's In Your Mouth" - what you did is not important - what you learn from it is. So, what did you learn? How can you avoid the same traps next time? I know, I know it's constant vigilance, but worth it? You bet!

4 comments:

lovetoeat said...

Thanks for your support, Marcia.

bottomless pit said...

Marcia you are so right. There have been many times where I either give up or don't start because of events. Once I pick up, fall off the wagon...it is so hard to have that first correct, healthy meal. Each time I pick myself up, dust myself off and start again...I hope I am building stronger "control muscles"

bottomless pit said...

We are invited out for the Friday night meal. I won't be able to plan ahead my protein, vegetables etc. The little angel on my right shoulder is so very wise. She says, don't worry. The little devil on my left shoulder is whispering in my ear...."time to party"!!! Let yourself go. You'll get back to food plan the next day. These are my old thoughts. I know the right way. I know all the tricks to avoid overeating or making poor choices. BUT...when push comes to shove...I don't/won't/refuse to listen to sense.

Anonymous said...

I attend Marcia's classes in Boro Park. We very often hear these wise words from her- " YOU KNOW long before you go to that party/wedding/affair how you will behave.." How true!! I found repeating this fact to myself makes for a strong resolution before heading out. So my dear friend, you have plenty of time until Shabbos to get rid of the little devil on the left shoulder..