My inbox is flooded with diet tips and motivational advice from all sorts of websites. But the following from SparkPeople.com, really hit home and just in time.
This week I have been exhausted, and have been doing battle with myself every day, throughout the day. In most cases I was able to pass up the temptation; a few times I was not. And when I did give in, that slip dd not lead to uncontrollable eating.
But I did feel guilty. Ah guilt: that niggling little thing that has been ingrained in me since birth.
Hopefully, the following thought will at least get me through today. I love the first line.
If you can do your best and forget your worst, you've already got a head start on tomorrow. As long as you lay it out there every day, you can relax when yesterday is behind you.
Of course, the only way this will happen is if you give yourself permission to forget. You can use this approach in anything: Pick up a problem, do what you can with it, and then put it down. Work your tail off at the office, then leave it there (the work, not your tail). Deal with a personal crisis by finishing off one day at a time. There's a great deal of satisfaction in leaving things be for a moment.
There's a great deal of freedom in knowing that you could do no more. And there's a great deal of success awaiting the person who gives it her all, no matter what.
Thank you SparkPeople.