Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The weather here today was perfect... sunny breezy and not too hot or cold. I love it! Spring always cheers me up... it is hard to feel depressed when everything is blooming. I have been walking and it hasn't been hard to get myself out of the house for a change.
I am back after a hiatus, or more honestly, a relapse into old habits. I gained a little weight and I am back once again to get myself on the right track. On the positive side, it wasn't much weight and I am feeling very positive about getting back in the groove. I joined a 5% challenge on the Transformations team, so that will give me a little extra nudge in the accountability department.
I really need to work on MODERATION... I have the "diet mentality" ingrained so deeply in my thoughts, and it really causes me a lot of turmoil. You are probably familiar with the cycle: restricting myself until I feel deprived, then overeating foods I have labeled "bad", and then the resulting toxic guilt. My weight constantly going up and down, and never stable. This has been my life since adolescence. My ultimate goal is to someday be free of this ball and chain, and eat intuitively and without so many rules, while maintaining a healthy weight.
Here is hoping everyone will have a successful spring!