This should be an update but really it’s not. It’s more of an ongoing discussion I have with myself and now with you…ha! Lucky you! 😉
About a week or two before the new year I knew I needed to get myself back on track if I ever want to find that true healthy balance I long for.
So that’s what I did. I set a realistic goal for my Birthday in early March. So far, so good.
What am I doing?
Welp…I went all sorts of back to basics:
I am tracking my food. Watching my portions. Planning my meals. Drinking my water. Skipping the abundance of crappola that is available this time of year. Eating enough calories (is it just me or does this one burn anyone else’s butt too? How can I be this over-weight only to find out I’m not eating enough? Not fair world…not fair!). But on that note…remember this the next time you are tempted to assume that just because someone is over-weight…it doesn’t mean they eat cartons of ice cream or bags of chips. Some of us eat salad every damn day drink enough water for a horse and are turned off by sweets!
AND lastly…I’m refusing to use the whole ‘starting over’ mindset.
I’m not starting over. For me personally that is the worst thing I can tell myself. For me…it’s like saying I learned nothing or accomplished nothing. So not true!
I’ve been trying to get a handle on my weight since I was a child. I know what to do. I most definitively know what not to do. It’s a matter of doing it consistently over a long period of time without beating myself up or getting frustrated or holding myself up to an unrealistic standard, or stressing out or….giving up.
Being a woman of a certain age also adds to the difficulty of losing weight…so that means we must have more patients and more staying power but mostly it means we have to celebrate all of those none scale victories (even though the scale victories are freaking awesome) because there is SO much more to life than that damn number.
I will press on and I will succeed. I just need to be real and true and look at all of this as a process to balance not a sign of my weaknesses or lack of perfection.
I think we all should look at it that way. How about you?
Thanks for Reading!