Holidays are a struggle for most people on any strict diet such as the hCG protocol. Anyone who is in the middle of any diet dreads the holiday get-togethers which are so often laden with candy, chocolate, dessert, creams, pies, fatty foods, and all the social pressure to … just have one.
So, did you? Did you give into temptation? Did you think to yourself that, what the heck, you only live once? Or did it sneak upon you? Did you turn around and suddenly realize that not only did you eat what you probably shouldn’t have, but that you went back for seconds? And thirds?
Are you dreading stepping on the scale?
Or were you strong willed enough to turn away the succulent desserts and stick to the ever impressive hCG menu? (Sarcasm intended). If you did, GOOD FOR YOU! Congratulations! Way to go! You just made and kept a promise to yourself and that makes you stronger. AWESOME!
To Those Who Cheated
I understand. Really! I do! I’ve done it myself, ohh, too many times to count. I know the feeling of shame, or regret. The put-on bravado attitude of in-your-face I’m not ashamed of my actions so back off me and don’t judge! I’ve been in both places. I’ve judged, and I have also been in a place to be judged.
Neither places are good, I have found.
But I want to talk to those who cheated. Are you wondering if all is lost? Thinking that you need to quit the hCG protocol and start again later when you will then for sure do it perfect and not cheat?
I tell you now that we are all human and we will always make some mistakes. It is very true there can be a large variance in the severity of the mistake, but however bad you were yesterday or today, DON’T GIVE UP. I think the worst thing you can do is quit right in the middle of the program because that means you have given up on yourself and that your expectations are off.
In order to become able to keep promises to ourselves, we must … keep promises to ourselves. So? So what, you cheated. Get up, brush yourself off, and move on. Tomorrow is another day. Don’t wait for the first of the month, or the first of the week (although we do happen to be on a Monday ), or even tomorrow to begin again and make better choices.
This is where true success lies! FINISH THE PROGRAM. You might have set yourself back a few days but as long as you believe in yourself and don’t give up, then YOU WILL SUCCEED! This is one of my life lessons that has literally changed my life. Just because I failed at something, doesn’t mean I am a failure, as long as I don’t give up. As long as I don’t give up, then I will eventually succeed.
It’s a beautiful concept.