Friday, July 01, 2011
Today I felt really great. I finished up my first Spark week, met my goals, and saw the scale go down. As I stared at my closet, I wanted to try on a pair of capris that are my nemesis. They mock me. Its horrible. These pants are my size. They are not a size smaller. They just have this way of not fitting (bad cut, bad fabric - not a quality item). For some reason trying on these capris has been my personal Sabotage for months. I lose a little weight and I try them on and become immediately discouraged about myself.
After a week of Spark (reading other blogs, looking at spark pages, celebrating other's success), I let it go. I had such an a-ha moment. Those goofy pants are my personal diet breaker. For months I have tried them on during the first seven days of a diet and then I binge because they don't fit. Today I let them go.
I turned an important corner away from a path of discouragement and chose to enjoy and embrace my loss for the week.