Yo-Yo and Back Again
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Hello My Sparkly Peeps!
After several failed attempts to recapture the glory of last Spring, I've managed to make it a whole week tracking food and even fitting in a little walking.
I've never experienced the 'yo-yo' phase in such acute force before. Yipes! I'd gain 10 pounds one month, lose it in a couple weeks (mainly due to the cessation of drinking gallons of soda and eating fast/processed foods), only to put it back on again. Rinse, lather, repeat. Every time brought the renewed, "This is my last [insert unhealthy habit here]" mantra, followed by the "I'll start tomorrow" bribe, and capped off with, "It's too late to start today, anyway" excuse. Basically, I'd lost all my determination. Now, I realize how precious and important it is.
I'm determined to maintain this healthy lifestyle regardless of whether it brings weight loss, mood improvement or self-esteem. I'm focused because it makes me feel like a better person when I eat fresh, homemade food, drink copious amounts of water, and live more actively. It's only been one week and I can tell a difference. And that's the thing, isn't it? Living this way will eventually bring all those things we desire - weight loss, mood improvement and self-esteem - as long as we are determined and just keep moving forward. One day at a time, one meal at a time, one step at a time, one good decision at a time.
We've got this.