Monday, September 26, 2011
They say life is what happens while you're busy making plans. That statement couldn't ring any more true for me these days. I am awake to my goals and I have begun the process, but I must patiently wait for next Spring to witness the blossoming of the seeds I am sowing now. It is time to shed the excess that holds me back. Let the leaves fall on the Autumn pyre of my soul.
I'm feeling quite satisfied with 145 at the end of September. Considering the ups and downs of the past nine months I'm really impressed with myself. In less than a year I have recommitted to vegetarianism, moved houses, lived with over ten different people (not at the same time of course!), got into a committed relationship, returned to school, gone to a ton of doctors appointments, lost my furry companion, found out I have pre diabetes and I'm managing a small non-profit. Whew! Losing over forty pounds on top of all that? No big deal. I've come back to the healthy habits that I know will build me into the person I want to be.
For me it is all about having a scale. I've read enough about nutrition to know what foods are beneficial for me and which aren't, but weighing daily keeps me accountable. It is difficult for me to accurately track my intake when I go out to eat a local restaurants or eat that yummy dish my friend made for the potluck. I don't want to miss out on those things. That is what triggers a binge for me. I hate the idea of eating at a big chain restaurant just because their menu has nutrition info posted on it. Been there done that. So I'm learning that it is okay to weigh every day if it isn't discouraging me. It motivates me!