I noticed that when I'm on track and doing well the days just sort of fly by! I am happy, content, feeling good and they just come and go. When I am off track, doing poorly and gaining weight, it seems like the days go by and just sort of "slip away". That is definitely not a fun feeling! So I'm glad that I'm on the upswing right now.
Whenever I first get back on track, I find it motivating to count the good days. Typically, if I can get 3 good days under my belt, it gets easier after that. Not sure what is so magical about that 3rd day, but it is always the hardest for me.
But today I realized the days are just flying by, I am doing well, and I'm not counting. This is getting back to that nice "happy place" where things are just automatic. I don't have to think about doing them, I just do them. No exceptions. I love when that happens! I don't take it for granted, because I know it can change at any moment. If things were always automatic, I would have been at my goal ages ago! But in a moments notice I can trip and fall right into the pit of despair. But I am not going to talk about that, because I don't want to put those thoughts in my head and jinx it.
I also reminded myself they won't ALL be good days. There are ups and downs to everything, but it also reminds me to be thankful for the good days, to be thankful for the days that come easy... and to always remember that even when things aren't going so hot, we can ALWAYS turn it back around. That is a good feeling.
I also think it's a good attitude to have for when I finally get to maintenance! This is a life long journey, and it's all about consistency. In order for me to maintain my weight (just as it is when we are losing), I have to have more good days than bad days... but eventually it'll become a big blur, a way of life and not something that you are necessarily counting or keeping track of. There is already enough to focus on (tracking food, making good choices, exercising, drinking water, getting enough sleep, etc), so I am going to throw my energy into that and not get so caught up on the good days and the bad. I am also going to be more forgiving of myself when those bad days do happen, but still diligent enough that I don't let the bad day turn into a bad week.
Hopefully the next blog (Wednesday or Thursday) I will be celebrating getting my 90 pounds lost trophy. *Fingers crossed*