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I've stretched myself beyond my means - Ambar
January 9th, 2002
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I've stretched myself beyond my means

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Date:January 9th, 2002 09:05 pm (UTC)

Aw hell.

I know that feeling. The "oh fuck I've totally fucked myself now I had better go and drink myself stupid / eat something I oughtn't / pick a fight with the one I love / fuck somebody I've never met / cut myself up / do whatever self-destructive thing I have the capacity for to prove to myself that I don't deserve anything better."

Well, take it from me. You deserve better. And if you blew your diet today, well, that in and of itself is no horrible sin, frankly. Yeah, it's a bunch of calories and a bunch of carbs you didn't need, but it's also just one day. Part of doing this one day at a time is that tomorrow is, in fact, another day. You made one set of choices today, you can make another set tomorrow. And if you blew your diet as a response to other stuff that was going on, well, that probably wasn't the most helpful choice you could have made for yourself, but you did make it for a reason. Figure out what that reason is and you have a powerful tool to help yourself with.

And if all this sounds like psychobabble and claptrap, feel free to say so, or to blow raspberries at your monitor, or whatever. Suffice it to say that I feel like I have deep empathy for your situation and I'm really very bad at not trying to fix a problem, so I'm sort of flailing about here attempting to help.
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