Thursday, July 21, 2011
Yesterday was the hardest day I've had since I started this new lifestyle in January.
I was run-down, sore and tired. With a bad attitue to boot.
I asked for help from my SP friends and they delivered. Advice on why I might be feeling less than wonderful and that overeating would not help. Advice on how my body might be craving some nutrient and that maybe I should listen. I don't know what was going on, but I felt awful, just awful.
I did end up eating more than I should - but not by much (you may laugh, but I did measure my veggie chips, so I'd know what to put into my food tracker). I remember thinking "is this a test? If so, how will I handle it? Will I chalk it up to a bad day and go right back to the better habits tomorrow?"
Well, I did go back to the better habits. When I got up this morning, I reminded myself that everyone has an off day, and that it was time to move on. I walked with a friend this AM (in 90 degree heat), and ate a plate of raw veggies and hummus for lunch. Yum.
********This has been a test of the new-habits emergency system. In the event that you fall off the wagon, remember that tomorrow is another day.
Keep calm and carry on.*****************