Monday, August 10, 2009
Okay, the pity party is over and I have learned as much from these past three days of "failure" as I have from my 9 months since starting a great, healthy eating program. As many of my sparkfriends who responded to my "I'm in trouble" blog reminded me, we're only human and there WILL be bumps in the road. I'd done so well for so long, that I thought I was somehow past the inevitable bumps. Not so. Throughout the 3 days, I also realized that I do not want to be fat again. Never was before this short period of time, and I don't want to be again. It's not healthy, comfortable, or fun. Yes, life WILL happen. It may happen in tidal waves as it's gone for awhile for me, but hey, I've weathered storms aplenty before and I can certainly do it again. I also learned that I really AM way too hard on myself. A very tough taskmaster and have to let up a bit. And not to make myself miserable over the past three days in the face of all the progress I've made. Tomorrow I'll be blogging about the lake walk I took on Sunday and how instrumental that was in turning things back in the right direction. When I got home from that walk, all of the great uplifting blog responses I read really sent me thinking about all of the things I've learned through this mini-storm of bad eating. Thanks to all who reached out - it is so very much appreciated. Oh, and another thing NOT to do during these times is to quit SP, blogging, or tracking. Before I get to the point again where I'm just so sick of it all, I'll just lighten up a bit. Have a fun day.