Don’t Eat The Horse

 photo WP_20160720_002_e_zpsverppy4q.jpgThe first harvest. An early one too. Nothing to do with the post but: Squash!

(This was going to be a series of Tweets, but I got carried away) I think coming up to the four year mark of sustained weight-loss that there’s one thing I think is worth discussing. It’s the idea that one day of binging is okay. The thing is that keeping weight off is a lifelong commitment. If you can have that one day & go right back to normal them good for you. Go for it. Hell I eat a tub of ice-cream when the mood hits because I know I can do that without any repercussions. Though if repeated too often then it’d be troublesome. You’ll have to learn your own limits. But here’s the problem: I once read that it takes three days to break a good habit. The first to break it. The second to feel guilt & make excuses. The third is the danger day, it’s where you either get right back on the horse (Or you eat it) or you take a small step back. Those small steps add up and eventually you end up right back to where you started. If you want to lose weight and keep it off remember that you’ve lost when you decide to break the diet for whatever reason or justification you can create. Don’t want to miss out on eating at a wedding, a birthday, a special occasion? Too bad. If you struggle with food issues you have to learn to give that up. Same as an alcoholic knowing that one drink will get them. Same with you and food. You start slipping and that’s it you’re done. If you feel martyred & deserving then you done goofed. You can’t have your cake & eat it too (Heh, puns) You either keep working & keep the weight off or you don’t. If you can deal with that then you may make it, if not then too bad. Remember you can lose weight easily. It’s keeping it off that’s so incredibly hard Though there may come a day when the weight won’t go and you’ll realise you’ve gone too far Trust me when I say it’s work, struggle and constant vigilance. Also remember eventually your lustre will fade & people won’t make you feel special any more. You’ll just be a thinner you. It’ll be up to you to make it a happier, healthier and better you. If you have any questions then feel free to ask, preferably about weight-loss, I’m not doing your homework for you.

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