Tuesday, July 05, 2011
I'm beginning to realize just how powerful a change in perspective can be - both for good and bad. Up until two days ago I had gained a very unhealthy perspective, in which eating snacks and pretty much whatever I wanted had become a daily habit. I found myself thinking of my favourite snacks every day without fail, and instead of ignoring the cravings and realizing I wasn't even hungry, I just instantly gave in and had some snacks! Worse yet, I wasn't exercising so I was just putting all this fat and sugar into my body without even attempting to shift some of it. Now that I've hit that breaking point of despising my body thanks to my own overindulgence and laziness, my viewpoint had completely shifted. I haven't thought about snacking once in the past two days, or so far today either. This is a small accomplishment, but something to be celebrated anyway. Every day I continue on this path is another day of progress instead of backtracking. I feel so uncomfortable in my own skin, I've grown so round, I'm so embarrassed! But I know I can change this, it will take time if I'm to do it right and make it stick, but it will be worth it. Every day I picture myself attending graduation looking healthier and slimmer, and having pictures I can look back at without cringing, which I can hang up with pride.