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Accepting a new reality

I wish I remembered where I read it, but a sentence I recently read has stuck in my mind, something to the effect of "[after his calamity], he soon accepted his new reality and got on with his life."

The phrase "new reality" has been resonating with me the past couple of days as I've been surprised at how easy it has been to adhere to my new promises to not eat sweets and to eat less than 2200 calories a day.

Instead of passively undergoing a calamity, though, I'm realizing what I did was to create by fiat a new reality for myself -- I'm now a person who can't eat sweets and who consumes less than 2200 calories/day. And, at this point in my Promise Diet journey I was pretty quickly able to accept that new reality, adjust to it, and move on with my life. And voila, I'm now eating less than 2200 calories a day (where I had been eating in the 2400s almost every day) and I'm not eating sweets, and I'm definitely no worse off for it. Everything else being equal, this 300 calorie/day differential should translate into a couple extra pounds of weight loss a month until I get to my ultimate goal.

What new reality can you create for yourself today?




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