“I thought this time would be different.”
I hear you.
You went off plan on the weekend. You had a binge. You let stress get to you at work and you totally ate off plan, and you said, “I thought this time would be different.”
That is not a statement of defeat. “I thought this time would be different.”
It is a statement that is inviting you to make a change, to stop looking at your life as if it has to be fixed on the front end. It would be great if you could avoid those setbacks, but let’s be real. Most of us are in these cycles for a reason.
But, when you do have a setback, you can make a change and stop the cycle you are in. You can choose to do that. The world is not set up for us to succeed; we have to fight every day and not be a victim.
You have to decide, “This time will be different.” When you feel those feelings or think those thoughts, you’re going to rise to the occasion and say, “You know what? What happened, happened. I’m back on track right this second.”
That is how this is won. It is not won by you not having any missteps, by you not eating off plan; that would be unrealistic, considering in the past you probably have done it multiple times. Let’s be real. Let’s decide that we’re not going to be victims. Let’s decide that no matter what happens, we will get back on track the next meal.
When you say, “I thought this time would be different,” it’s an invitation to make it different. You can do this; I am living proof of it. And I didn’t get here because I stopped binge eating immediately. I had setbacks and binge ate, and then I fixed it on the rear end.
Everyone’s got to find a place to break that cycle. I urge you today to find your place and choose not to be a victim. No matter how much you get knocked down, you’re going to get back up. Comment below or on Facebook and let us know what you’re going to do to make this time different.