Thursday, December 06, 2012
So last night was a late one. Once a week I volunteer at a clinic to provide healthcare services to an uninsured population. I love my volunteer work, but it usually goes till 10PM at night and once I head home I am starving! Usually this is the time of night where I have to really bring out all the willpower I have to avoid the evil ice cream that lurks in the freezer. My plan of attack is taking a shower right when I get home. Something about the hot water and Christmas music this time of year just gets me in a sleepy mood and I try to avoid food altogether and head to bed. Sometimes this plan works, other times it doesn't. Last night as I derobed in preparation to jump in the shower I took a good long look in the mirror at my new body. Surprisingly, for once I was really proud of what I saw. I did a turn, looked at my "problem areas" and realized that maybe they aren't so bad anymore. One thing led to another and next thing you know I am dancing around my bathroom to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. After dancing and taking a shower I REALLY didn't feel like eating a late-night diet-ruining snack. It feels so amazing to finally love what I see in my reflection. I am so close to my goal weight, but in some ways I feel as though I am already there because my body is showing what I have been hoping for all along
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"