Finally the winds changed and we have some better days ahead. The ex finally came through with child support and then some. My Fiance got his first paycheck from his new job. (Fingers are crossed for some hours this week!) I have decided to go back to school and become a full time student for the first time in my life (That's the first time that I declared that!) We can now drive my truck legally again. Best of all, we were able to go buy some healthy food for the first time this month.
I can't tell you how happy it made me to buy some healthy food. I passed on the chips and cookies and got some yogurt and cottage cheese as my treat instead. I have fresh bananas and apples, broccoli and carrots, salad stuff... I have a little cheat because the store I went to only carries full fat versions of sausages, but I mostly stuck to healthful foods. I am feeling better already!
I am eager to get back to the weight loss. Surprisingly, I don't think that I gained much if any weight, but I have yet to face the scale. I hope all goes well, but if not, I am prepared to get back to work starting now. I have no excuses to not do well today and I am proud of the way we all weathered a very rough storm these last weeks.
I am a very lucky girl. I have a great life in my new home with my boys. They have been such a great support for me. I want to see them get back to a healthy lifestyle too. My son is becoming a teenager and I can see he struggles with a lot of the same issues a lot of us have. He wants to eat, and eat, and eat... I tell him that his body is craving some nutrition. He needs to add some healthy foods back into his diet. Lucky for me, he is in total agreement. (This comes after a day long binge on rubbish.)
At least I can teach my child a thing or two about healthy eating. I may not look it, but I am so well versed in nutrition, I could write my own book. I think it's that way for a lot of us. Before, just knowing a thing or two about nutrition, but failing to practice what I learned, only got me more informed about what a complete failure I had allowed myself to be. Now I have this great outlook on everything, even my failures (if you want to call them that.) Now I have motivation to succeed in order to help my son. By setting a better example for him, I can help him gain the tools to recover from backsides in any area of life, while improving my own.
I saw someone make a list of awards for reaching her short term goals with some big rewards for reaching big milestones like fifty or a hundred pounds. So, I am going to make my own list and put it somewhere I can see it daily. I love making things into games, especially when there are prizes to be won!
I am super excited to get back to work on this. I am so glad I can get back on track while it's still January. I feel like I still have a whole year to work with. This may be the fastest I have recovered from falling off the weight loss wagon ever! I am so happy I think I will celebrate with some coffee to get started. Cheers!