Sugar and other old enemies
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I was on vacation last week, and though I did make many wise and healthy choices, I also started to get loose in some areas. Toward the end, eating an order of strawberry shortcake after a big meal with wine seemed like a perfectly reasonable and unremarkable choice.
Then the sugar cravings started sneaking back. I specifically went into the break room when I heard there was cake. And finally--soon after that, actually--I even started hearing the whisper of the old lie..."Who cares, you're too old to worry about how you look anyway, might as well eat what you want and enjoy it, you don't really care if you gain some weight."
But I DO care. It DOES matter. Yes, I am 57, but I will be the best, healthiest, most fit and nice looking 57 I can be!! And I will never really relax and enjoy myself if I get that pudgy belly back!! I still want to be proud of who I am NOW!!
So-- this is my pep talk to my inside self:
NO! You are not going back! You WILL lose the 2 pounds you gained on vacation, and you'll by golly not gain it again on the next trip!! Nor any of it's brothers, either!! You enjoy the way your clothes look, and how you feel, and the sense of control and being on top of your choices!! So get some sleep, double your meditation time, buy some healthy food, and enjoy being on top of things!