Tuesday, November 06, 2007
And now I'm back. Ok. Here I am. And here is what I've learned:
I have been struck by how false an all or nothing attitude is. If I fall off the wagon for a few days, I figure I can't get back on until I'm fully committed. The lie is that we need to measure ourselves with an all or nothing attitude. The truth is that eating is no different than anything else in our life. It's a sliding scale. It's about grace.
The analogy I draw is akin to cleaning your house. Some weekends I simply don't have time to clean my house, but I still do the little things. I still clear the trash and do the dishes. It's better than nothing.
Better than nothing!
Ok, ok. "Better than nothing" may not be a victorious motto, but it's all I have today. So I'm sticking with it until my motto becomes "Better than yesterday!"
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I'm learning it's very hard to control the number of calories I am eating even when I'm trying to eat healthfully. I think the key I will start working on this week is portion control. If I could just cut my portions by a third, I'd stay within the calorie limits but still be able to eat the foods I like. I'll begin doing this today with a goal of actually keeping to my calorie limit. Here goes!