|Man..this woman looks|
happy! I wish I could look
as pretty as she does...I'd be
more like a Pit Bull tearing
into a new Rawhide.
Not unlike another client of mine recently who, after creating a few goals for herself last week, completely "fell" of her wagon feeling very defeated when I met with her. Her question was a brilliant one...."How did this happen?" How, when the drive to eat well is there, does the binging start when we know we shouldn't be doing it. At what point is the point of no return? My answer? I have no frickin clue. I don't know if it is hormonal or the headache I have had for three days. I don't know if it is because I am tired that I feel like eating a chocolate bar the size of my arm or if it is boredom. All I know is emotional eating is more powerful than we ( I ) give it credit for.
For today I wish I could just jump off my wagon and pig out on whatever I wanted ....without any regret later or negative consequences (i.e. having to lie down and wriggle around on the ground for my pants to do up). How does one shake this mental fuzziness to get back the motivation, drive, and appreciation for healthy eating and physical activity? I mean, come on! This is what I do for a living. I blog about it, speak about it, practice it, love it, live it, and study it. Yet today....I can't stand it......maybe I just need to get away.
|Um...yeah...this is the antithesis|
of what I'm feeling at the moment.
The sun would shine, the birds
would sing, and I would look way
better with a tub of Chunky Monkey
and a fork in my hand.
It may take; it may not, but don't give up entirely....keep at it. Learn from your wagon accidents and keep taking tiny steps forward.
In the meantime, I am going to be very careful as not to bump into a bag of Doritos on the way home. I will indulge in a healthy snack item from my menu (i.e. yam chips) and list all the things I am grateful for. I have taken the day off tomorrow and will walk in the woods, talk with a friend, take a nap, have a bath, and eat well. I promise, the next time I blog ..I will be in better spirits.
Until then.....screw the carrot, enjoy a Twinkie (well...let's not go crazy...even in my state of semi unconsciousness I would never eat something one molecule away from plastic.....not that there's anything wrong with that)