Monday, November 26, 2012
Last week, I wrote my first blog to comply with the ground rules of being on the Positive Bloggers Spark Team. I was affirmative, although it was obvious that I was more than a little concerned that being unable to accurately track my food during a holiday trip to my friends' house might derail me.
Everything went well and I feel really boosted! I weighed in this morning and the scale was in the same spot. I am now back tracking and exercising, just like I'm supposed to do when I'm in non-holiday mode. But the best thing about all this is that I showed myself I could eat AND ENJOY without losing control! I didn't stress about things, but I simply thought twice before I ate a second helping or a dessert and sometimes that meant I decided I didn't want it, after all.
Sometimes my mind seems to tell me that I need to eat as much as I can right now, while I have the opportunity, as if there won't be good food to eat in the coming days. But that's not true! I am blessed to be living in a time/place and to have the means to get tasty food each and every day, so I don't have to stuff myself every chance I get. Tomorrow will come and it will bring other good food to savor.
This is a really big boost to my spirits, I can tell you! I'm not getting cocky about it; tracking is still the very best way to keep myself happily fed without overeating. But knowing I can be away from situations where tracking is easy and still not lose control is a biggy.
Thank you, Sparkpeople, for helping me keep moving in the right direction. And, yes, I logged in every single day, because I WANT that "consistency" and "perfect attendance" trophy at the end of the month! Every one of those I earn is a symbol of my commitment to getting as healthy as I can be!