Thursday, October 31, 2013
My inner monologue has become a dialogue between my old habits and the new ones I am adopting. "Go ahead and eat that candy, you do not have to log it" vs. "do not eat it it." And the compromise of having 2 mini chocolate bars and tracking them. Also acknowledging the fight, the feelings, and recognizing the why- I was stressed, worked late to meet deadlines and missed dinner. I did not realize that tracking would become more than merely counting calories in vs. calories out. Tracking is an opportunity to pause. It supports your engagement in your own life. It helps you tell the truth to yourself about yourself. Had I opted to be dishonest about the tracking, I would be depriving myself of the opportunity for true change. Evaluating the choice is a better option than judging myself as having failed that day, because one or two choices were less than ideal. I wish my fellow sparkers truth and kindness as we journey together.