The ups and downs
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Making lifestyle changes is not easy. I think I needed to put that in print because sometimes I think that it should be. I should one day be motivated and BAM...I start making changes and then BAM...the scale goes down...and then BAM...I look awesome and everyone wonders how I did it. That's not how this experience has been for me though. It's been more like. I start making a healthy change. My body fights it or accepts it. Likes it or rejects it. I have good days I have bad until one day it becomes a habit and then I make another change and the process continues.
I have noticed that the time of the month and women I hope you know what I mean, is the worse. Something inside me craves for chocolate, naughty and it doesn't matter if I'm happy or sad, excited or mad, have something to do or bored. It seems my success has been mitigating the damage. I ate only 3 cookies vs the entire row or half the box or the whole box. And I'm realizing that during these times is not the time to beat myself up, but realize this is a challenging time for me and it will get better. Mitigating the damage is a step forward and that's what it's about...constantly trying to move myself forward.
I'm also learning I don't have to do it alone. I can get out here and share and my spark friends will be there for me, but if I don't let them know what's going on, they can't cheer me on or lend their experience so posting and sharing is key.