back to my senses
Saturday, January 26, 2013
So I had a 4 - 5 month streak where I lost weight at a healthy pace starting last fall. I adopted great, consistent habits, felt great, and dropped more than 20 pounds at one point (I'm a little above that now, so I took my Lost 20 Pounds trophy away -- again!)
Something happened around New Year's Resolution time. I have a bizarre rebellious streak that is only bizarre now because now that I'm full grown I have no one to rebel against except myself. And the only person my behavior directly affects is myself.
So I have to be thankful for that 4 pounds I gained in January for snapping me back to my senses. I don't know what I was thinking as far as skipping an exercise class here and there and buying processed foods at the store, again. I'm thankful I caught myself before it reached catastrophic levels. I'm back to my healthy habits again and good grief, I feel so much better and everything is just so much more enjoyable.
Let me know if anybody has any insight into self-sabotage - and why people like me do it when it doesn't feel good and wrecks our goals?