Wednesday, August 19, 2009
There are times of clarity, when it becomes so obvious that I've made progress during my 10 months of healthier eating. Not just the pounds lost or the smaller sizes of clothes (although those are very nice too). Last week, I bought some lip balm that came in a package of three "flavors." As I put one on, I realized that in the past, the taste and smell of something called "melon medley" or "berry explosion" would have subconsciously made me think of food. Thinking of food usually meant eating food. (yikes! sad, but true) During this week, I've run into so many things that have made me smile and realize what I "used to" do vs. what just comes naturally now. Little things. Like knowing calorie counts. Portion control. That beverages contain calories (never paid attention to that either). Being aware of food triggers and eating out of boredom vs. hunger. I could go on and on, but won't. Suffice it to say, that these little lip balms have had an unintended good use in reminding me of all of the great changes that have taken place. The bottom line after 10 months - I feel better each day! Wishing all of you a fun day.