Thursday, May 13, 2010

Win the Week

With my new accountability plan, I am trying to shift my focus a little bit. I have spent the last 19 months obsessing day in and day out about what I eat, how much water I drink, how many calories I burn exercising. That obsessiveness is part of what got me down 100 pounds to begin with.
As I refocus a little bit, and try to learn to be "normal" again I have decided that it is important to let go of the constant scrutiny of my calories. It's time to learn to live with my new self. My motto going forward is:


I am a woman, I have hormones. I am a mom, we eat at McDonalds. I am busy, I need fast meals on the go. I am human, sometimes I need a break. So rather than beat myself up emotionally when my day doesn't go the way I want, I have decided that what really matters is that I Win the Week.
It's completely okay to go to greek food with my BFF and enjoy a margarita - as long as I don't bring those margaritas into tomorrow with me... I have the knowledge and skills I need to adjust my diet and exercise to accommodate what life throws at me.

I am excited because I feel like this is the beginning of a really healthy way of living for me. I can see a relationship with food developing, and I am thrilled because it isn't abusive. I still wake up every morning as determined as ever - but I can see the end now, and believe it or not, I am excited for Mondays when I post my progress. I am excited to see if I did in fact - win the week.

See you Monday!

1 comment:

  1. I am always here for Greek food, margaritas, and Glee. 'Cuz I always love being with you, BFF, no matter what we eat (or don't) ... <3