I think of this whole process as a lifetime journey. Sometimes I take a detour. It means that I am not going to get to my destination as soon as I would have, but it also means that I can get back on the road without feeling like I ended something and have to start back at the beginning. All work and no play makes Jill a defiant and unhappy girl. When I need a break, I choose one. Sometimes it pays to "see Rock City!", to keep the journey from getting too tedious.
There is also that "learn something from your experience" aspect to your break. I try not to waste my regret, but squeeze as much learning out of it as possible. What triggered your initial decision to stop sparking? (Yes, it was a decision. No matter how much it feels like "it just happened...") Was it boredom with the the foods you were eating? Feeling deprived? Being tempted on a special occasion or by a particular food? Who you were with? Some upset to your usual routines? Guilt about something that you ate, but really didn't want to see in the tracker?
The more you know, the more ability you have to make conscious decisions rather than be buffeted about by unconscious reactions to your circumstances and surroundings. It is all about claiming your power.
Best of luck to you as you resume your journey!
Get up offa that thing! - James Brown
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands. "
- Robert M. Pirsig
"Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart."
- St. Theresa
| Pounds lost: 32.4