Friday, April 13, 2012
The other day I semi-whined in a blog about the scale indicating no loss after a week of amazing exercise and eating. During my daily walk that day, I realized that I had written in that blog "why bother?" when I know very well the many reasons to bother. Ordinarily, I'd see no results on the scale, and rationalize that if I wasn't losing weight I might as well let her rip and go get yummy stuff. I also realized that my thoughts weren't going there. I didn't want the yummy stuff.
But I did a test anyway and said to myself, okay go get a piece of carrot cake and a big coffee. You are allowed to do that. If the scale isn't going to move, live it up. My immediate reaction was that I didn't want either of those. Not even a little bit.
My thought breakthrough, which actually made me smile, is this....
I am now truly eating to live, rather than living to eat. And it's no longer a great reminder, interesting book by that title (which I enjoyed and have on my shelf), or empty cliche. It has become mine in a real way.