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This is the place we all must come to before we make any real progress. If you are truly at that place you'll find this way of life very easy to adapt to, whether you do it all at once or transition slowly.JuliaG wrote:I can't buy self-discipline, that has to come from the knowledge that it's time, it's enough, no one's going to make this change for me.
You'll finish your thousand mile journey... one step at a time!!JuliaG wrote:This is my journal, and I intend to make it as real as possible. I'm scared to do it as I will be embarrassingly honest about the steps I take and those I don't, and the reasons for both. But courage is important to me--I even have a tattoo about it--and so I will take these first steps. And then a few more. This is my journey of a thousand miles.
Anna Green wrote:Hey! I hear you! Let it all hang out and don't worry because it will help. If you think you got something embarrassing you should see the crap I've written. It's all about you and remember that. Others can deal with their feelings. Oh, and welcome. I look forward to watching you get healthy.
sksamboots wrote:90 pounds ago I wrote a very similar post. I was very skeptical when I started and was at the end of my rope. I am sure glad I stuck with the program despite all my struggles it has been so rewarding. I am glad you are here:)
Caroveggie wrote:Welcome! There are a lot of great recipes and tips for making fast meals on the forum, which will help you adapt to this new way of eating. Best of all there are a lot of great people on this forum who will give you a lot of support. Most people who commit to eating this way also see rapid progress in the beginning, which is pretty inspiring, and there are a lot of success stories. Good luck on your own!
View this whole process of transitioning as a time of learning to eat differently. A time of saying goodbye to old friends. A time of change.JuliaG wrote:I figure this whole process of transitioning is going to be slow-going, and Iâ€™m trying to resist the urge to set a goal thatâ€™s too big to manage. But I still canâ€™t resist the urge to feel disappointed in myself when I see the ratio of good-to-bad food choices I made yesterday.
These are good goals. It is especially important to log the bad choices. Not necessarily in public, but you have to do it just the same. Transitioning slowly is healthy in many ways but you have to have accountability to yourself so that there is steady progress in the right direction.JuliaG wrote:So hereâ€™s my goal for now: replace at least two meals or snacks with good choices, but still log all the bad choices, too. My short-term ultimate goal will be to have one entire day with nothing but good choices. My long-term ultimate goal will be to have one entire month with nothing but good choices. Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how long that takes.
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