5 Years Ago With Youngest Child - The Yo-Y0 was at half-mast
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I've made some great life changes (Thank you, God), and am on a long, slow road headed in the right direction through some great scenery. That's fitting, because I'm an aspiring endurance riding competitor. It's a good metaphor for my life.
I am the queen of the Yo-Yos. You name the diet, or eating disorder, and I've probably done it.
Most recently. I was successful at losing +/- 85 lbs a year and a half ago, but backslid this last year, and re-gained 40 of them. I refuse to go back to where I started (I quit weighing myself at 220), but as my disease of food addiction/overeating changes, so do I need to mindfully change my approach.
What tripped me up last time, was the reality that even 85 lbs lighter, my life still had its same pressures and challenges, and though I looked and felt a lot better, I still wasn't "perfect". That made it easier for me to rationalize the return to binging on the flour/sugar stuff. It's very familiar behavior for me when I'm feeling down.
I like myself so much better when I'm not succumbing to destructive eating behavior. I want to live constructively in the second half of a very blessed life.
Now I'm not in it for "Cinderella Magic", I'm in it for life.
To establish a daily routine that puts healthful behavior first in my day:
5. Work / Money
To be completed by: 12.31.07
Short-term goal 1: Create a week's worth of meal plans.
1.a. Plan realistic meals that can be taken on trail rides without refrigeration.
Short-term goal 2: Buy the plastic ware to store prepared meals.
Short-term goal 3: Cook and prepare a week's worth of meals.
3.a. Document all food/water.
Short-term goal 4: Time how long it takes me to ride my bike to work in the morning.
4a.: Find or buy cold weather gear and strobe reflector to make biking to work safe and reasonably comfortable.
I'm Carrie. I'll be 50 in April.
I am a joyful long-distance grandmother to a 1 year old adorable grandson.
I teach English Language Development to Limited English Proficient middle school students. They are sometimes adorable.
I'm in my second year of training my Arabian mare, Jazzy, for endurance competition. She is cute as a bug's ear.
I have two Australian Shepherds, a Red Heeler, 2 fat tabby cats, and one unemployed 23 year old son at home.
All are also in various states of adoration, depending on my mood and whether or not it's shedding season :-)
I've been active in, and have gathered great support and strength from various 12 step fellowship groups.
I'm willing to share my experience, strength and hope about my food addiction recovery after I have achieved 90 days of abstinence from addictive eating. This started 12.21.07. Thank you, God.
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