Many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, feel rotten to the core, and then have another slice of the Devil\’s food to soothe. Our fat cells multiply – our pants tighten – we feel bad (we believe ourselves to be bad) – yet we indulge in still another serving of forbidden food followed by the inevitable platterful of punishment. Results? Broken zippers; broken dreams.

Holding a grudge against oneself – being unforgiving for what we perceive to be horrific dietary crimes and misdemeanors – can only impede our progress. There is absolutely no point in unleashing mammoth-sized portions of anger or the relentlessly chastising inner voice upon ourselves.

Confess your dietary sins, forgive yourself and move on. Remember that one slice of cake does not a fat person make. Get back on the wagon NOW … laughing and smiling, if you please!

Three Quick Tips to Forgiveness

* Accept yourself with all your wondrous imperfections. You\’re only human. How dull would it be if you were perfect?

* Lighten your load. Let go of self-anger (past and present). If you don\’t, you\’ll be draggin\’ around that much more baggage (and it doesn\’t classify as a strength training exercise.)

* Love thyself first and foremost.

All Is Forgiven. Move On.

What of your many wondrous imperfections do you embrace? Write me. janice@kickinthetushclub.com

Janice Taylor, is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club.