Thursday, January 03, 2013
Here we are starting over. (Made me think of John Lennon's song on the Double Fantasy album. Poor John! Mental illness has robbed us of the continued influence of some of my favorite public figures. (Sigh!)
So I'm slowly getting back to watching what I eat, with a caveat that I allowed myself to splurge over the holidays. I don't usually overeat, but I sometimes eat the wrong things and simply do not move enough. The movement issues are, in part, due to a broad-based disc bulge in my lumbar spine.
I have maintained many of my past good habits, but plan to give myself a significant gift of weight-loss and self-esteem gain in the coming year. I have maintained good eating and exercising behavior for more than a year at a time. I know I can do it again.
Emotional eating of "comfort foods" has been a problem in the past, but I think I have my emotions worked out, too.
So... second week of January is a doctor's appointment. From that point until Christmas 2013, I will be vigilant. I deserve to be good to myself. It felt so good when I lost weight before and I'd like that return to improved health.
I will always be grateful to the friends I've made here and the the Spark Guy for creating this place.