Thursday, July 26, 2012
Definition of Failure
Every makes mistakes. Every one eats too much some days. I had one of those a few days ago. I made the mistake of getting into a BBQ wing eating competition with my husband. The place we were lunching at had bottomless wings.
A side note to dieters. Heck, to all people. Stay well away from the words from hell. Bottomless, unlimited, all-you-can-eat, etc.
Anyway, I got wrapped up in this wing competition and forgot my husband has hollow legs or something that he can stuff with food. He soundly beat me. But not before I had 20 wings. At 100 calories a piece. Ouch.
I regretted it for the rest of the day and well into the next. But while the belly ache served as a reminder to watch my portions, I can't beat myself up about it. Learn from the experience, don't do it again and let it go. Yes it means that I probably won't lose any weight this week. But it says nothing else about me. The occasional screw up does NOT make you a failure my diet friends. It makes you human.
We are not failures when we slip and fall. It is only failure if we refuse to get back up.