Ahh... Good to be back :)
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
It's definitely good to be back... I know I have the support here. But I have to admit, it's bittersweet. How many times do I have to do this yoyo routine before I finally have it figured out??
I've gained almost all my weight back. Sure, I could go on and on about how my mother's sudden passing nearly 2 years ago plunged me back into emotional eating, but the truth is that I didn't have it figured out. I didn't make the necessary lifestyle changes to be able to deal with the grief. I turned to food, just as I always have, even though I know in my mind and in my heart that you can never solve an emotional problem by using a physical band-aid, ESPECIALLY not food.
2013 is feeling like a good year. I think it's time, once and for all, to change my mindset for the better. I know I can lose the weight: I've done it before, several times. This time, I'm going to do the real heavy lifting along the way. Change the thoughts and emotional stuff that is lurking right behind the eating habits. I know I can do it. I BELIEVE I can do it. And that, my friends, really is the magic that makes it happen.