Monday, Monday you’ve arrived again and this week I need your motivation!
For the last week I’ve given myself too much slack on the eating front. It was my birthday and as always I made this more than a one day event…it became a 5 day event including pasta, bread, potato chips and a delicious brownie dessert.Weight loss was the last thing on my mind when I saw this plate arrive!
The desert was delicious and yet definitely not worth the pain I experienced an hour after eating it. There is nothing cute about a 39-year-old woman lying on a bed with an extended stomach crying “I broke my stomach”.
Looking back I can see it wasn’t the beautiful brownie that killed me it was my lack of self-control. It’s find to indulge in moderation but apparently I’m not ready for this yet.
That’s the thing, when a person has developed a bad habit over a long time it takes much longer to reprogram behaviors. My relationship with food hasn’t truly changed yet, I thought that I could make wise choices and would have displayed much more restraint but hind sight is 20/20 and the fact is that I over indulged and ignored my body’s discomfort.
Today I begin again, right back at the beginning. I am cleansing my body of all the fats and carbs and taking today for what it is…..a new beginning. I’m not bashing myself for the sugar-spree I dove into last week but I am learning from it. My goal for weight-loss and finding true physical health hasn’t changed….I was off track for a bit but now I’m back!
Typically if I’d seen my scale go up 2 pounds in the past I would have totally dropped the ball and given up. Thankfully my perspective has changed and I realize it’s a minor setback, I know that I have my whole life in front of me to experience these learning lessons and improve myself.
I am going to try to remember how horrible my digestive system feels today, I’m bloated and just feel weighed down compared to this time last week. These physical feelings are important for me to be able to understand, by learning to read my body I can begin to learn moderation in future.
Weight Loss since NYE:
Last week = -22 lbs
This week= -20 lbs
Eye of the Mo-Fo’in Tiger BABY!!!
How is your journey going, have you begun to learn self-control?
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