Just Stick With It - Lesson Learned?
Friday, April 04, 2014
I hope so.
March was my "feel sorry for myself" month. For whatever reason. No point in dwelling (after all, I had 10+ years of "feel sorry for myself").
I gained a bit of weight in March, stopped tracking food, didn't care to exercise much, ate poorly, broke a good streak of water intake and freggies intake. I must have been sick in the head to forget that I really can get healthy again. Think of it as a 31-day "mind flu."
So this week each day I tracked my intake, got all my water, got at least 5 freggies in me, and stuck to 1200 - 1400 calories. And it paid off. The bloating went away (that's why my loss this week looks like such a big chunk), the energy came back, the hope came back. And once again, a thanks to my SparkFriends for sticking with me!
My lesson, that I hope I remember on those days and weeks when I want to dive into the "feel sorry for myself" abyss of crapfood, that I have to renew my commitment to be good to me, that being good to me is a lifelong journey that doesn't end when certain numbers on the scale are seen (or not).
I hope you all are sticking with it, no matter what is going on in your life that makes you want to dive into food for comfort. Don't let the abyss suck you in forever. Make one small change and get back on track. You'll feel better for it emotionally, spiritually, physically.