Monday, April 08, 2013
Argh, when will I learn the lesson?
OVEREATING IS NEVER WORTH IT. Write that on the blackboard 100 times, Christy.
This whole past week I've been on such a high. It's FINALLY spring here in Indiana, and the warm(er) temps and sunshine send me through the roof. I've also been feeling good about getting healthy, have been working out and tracking calories faithfully. I finally came to terms with losing weight the healthy way, 1-2 pounds a week, taking all the time I need, and genuinely enjoying myself in the meantime rather than putting my life on hold until I have the perfect body.
All it took was 1 day. Yesterday there was almost an audible click when I reached an "I don't care" moment, and then it was junk junk junk the rest of the day. I think we all know the feeling of going to bed with an uncomfortably full stomach. This morning I woke up feeling frustrated and physically gross. Slipped right back into the old pattern of hating my body, hating the road ahead, wishing I could snap my fingers and get all the weight off. Black cloud began to form.
Hey, you know what can cause grouchiness and physical discomfort? Junky, sugary, salty, fatty processed food! Every time, EVERY time I overindulge in this stuff, I feel bad (mentally and physically) afterward. Every, every, every time. It's just not worth it. I'm not saying "Never again!" because I have to be realistic. But I'm onto you, junk food. I'm aware that when I choose you, I suffer negative consequences. And I'm going to choose you less and less as time goes by.
Operation Feel Good recommences! Being happy, genuinely happy, is too amazing to give up for one bad day.