Why start backsliding now that you've made solid progress for six weeks straight?
Not only do you risk backsliding physically as you wait, but the psychological barrier becomes greater by the week.
Unrealistic expectations of dietary perfection only lead to disappointment, discouragement and backsliding.
Katie would think she was backsliding, but that was the way she felt.
Hermas sees that mere repentance is not enough to meet the backsliding condition in which so many Christians then were, owing to the recoil of inveterate habits of worldliness 4 entrenched in society around and within.
They held up before a backsliding people the ideals of human duty, of religious truth and of national policy.
Carlyle was throughout a pessimist or a prophet denouncing a backsliding world.