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Happyflowerlady

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#41
I look at how I eat as a way of life, and not like a diet that HAS to be perfectly followed each day. To me, it is no different than my commitment to exercise each day. I do that almost every day, sometimes more, sometimes less, and sometimes not at all, when life intervenes.
It does not mean that I ruined it, because I didn’t exercise for a day, i just means that my life went differently that day.
My OMAD is the same kind of thing, it is something that I have committed to doing, but that does not mean that each day has to be perfect. Mostly, I eat low carb foods, and healthy meals; but sometimes a pizza and Diet Coke just “sneaks in there” anyway; but the next day, I am back to eating healthy foods again, and back on track.
 
#42
@caroveg. I enjoy reading through your updates and thank you for doing this. I'm getting back into omad after being off of it for more than a year. I went through a lot of personal problems, but am ready to get back into it. Reading thru your posts have helped me.
I'm glad my posts have helped! That makes me happy. Good luck on your omad journey!
 
#43
I look at how I eat as a way of life, and not like a diet that HAS to be perfectly followed each day. To me, it is no different than my commitment to exercise each day. I do that almost every day, sometimes more, sometimes less, and sometimes not at all, when life intervenes.
It does not mean that I ruined it, because I didn’t exercise for a day, i just means that my life went differently that day.
My OMAD is the same kind of thing, it is something that I have committed to doing, but that does not mean that each day has to be perfect. Mostly, I eat low carb foods, and healthy meals; but sometimes a pizza and Diet Coke just “sneaks in there” anyway; but the next day, I am back to eating healthy foods again, and back on track.
Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to adjust to a good mindset so I get back to omad when I hit hurdles, but I haven't been able to recently. I'm here to write some more, get inspiration and encouragement as I try to get back to it, so I appreciate your stopping by. :)
 
#44
I haven't done well at all with omad but the one thing I have done well is stopped my spending on restaurants. I've definitely slowed the spending on them and have worked harder to eat grocery foods rather than restaurant foods. Not perfect, but definitely better.

I've had a rough couple of weeks, but in the scheme of things, life is still good for me and I'm blessed. What happened was my car was totaled by a drunk driver, the back wheel of my bike was stolen (along with grips and the seat), and my umbrella broke once it started raining. On the positive side, no one was hurt physically in the car wreck, I have a new umbrella, and I'm probably getting a new car tomorrow.

During this time period I gave myself free riegn to eat whenever I was hungry as I dealt with insurance, extra work at work, and walking and taking public transit everywhere. Now that life will be getting to be more manageable, I expect I'll be returning to omad. I'd like to make it a consistent habit and I know I can do it! Especially during the weekdays if I get home at a reasonable hour.
 

Happyflowerlady

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#45
You are back here, and working on OMAD again, and that is the part that is important, @caroveg . Life throws all of us unexpected curves at times, and we all just have to do the best we can to survive through those times, whatever it takes.

With all that you had going on in your life recently, it seems like worrying about not eating was not something that would be high on anyone’s list at that point.
This is basically what I was trying to explain abut myself, and looking at OMAD as a lifestyle change and not a temporary diet to lose weight. Even on days when I have more than one meal, or the one meal is not healthy foods, getting back on track again is always my goal and plan.
 
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