Searching for Happiness
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Thanks for all your wonderful comments and messages. I've missed the feeling of a community. :)
- Don't particularly remember what happened on this day. Fairly average, I think?
- Pretty bad on the whole. So...much...sugar... :( :(
- Negative: Went overboard at dinner...AGAIN. Not as bad as usual, but still more than necessary. It's the same old story. Truly, I have an addiction.
- Positive: I made generally good choices for all my meals, and I pushed myself to squeeze in a short 20-minute workout.
Then, I made an important revelation.
My prior happiness did not derive from me being in shape. Rather, getting in shape was a consequence of me being happy.
When I was happy, food was not such a focus in my life. I didn't feel like I had an emotional void to fill. I made healthy choices because I loved and respected myself.
That means that even if I do get back to where I was physically...if I'm not happy emotionally, it won't last.
Food is nothing more than a facilitator of a deeper emotional struggle I must overcome.