Why am I admitting this failure to my blog faithfuls? Because we all fall off the band wagon sometimes. I think that is truly one of the hardest parts of losing weight- learning to get right back up. We so easily think, "well, I'm already up 2lbs, I'll just eat this Swiss Roll tonight and start again tomorrow." And then tomorrow we want sugar again. So, what do we do now? Well, don't beat ourselves up. We don't punish ourselves like we've been 'naughty'....we don't talk to ourselves in terms of 'being good' or 'being bad'. It's JUST FOOD. Let's not give it so much weight in our lives, OK? Pun intended.
Let's love ourselves enough to see food as fuel and really truly want to nourish our bodies the best we can.
It's not fair how quickly I gain weight. It's not fun that my body can't handle carbs and sugars. But it's life, it's my life and I'm making progress in learning to take care of me.
Last night before bed I looked in the mirror and thought, "holy cow, my skin looks terrible. I look puffy, too." That was pretty amazing to me- to be able to so clearly associate my physical appearance, other than weight, to how I'm eating. When I eat correctly for my body I have clear skin, bright eyes, a non-puffy face. Just 4 days of a little crap food and my face already is showing it. Imagine how my insides must feel? That's the thing about Swiss Rolls and mashed potatoes and spicy hot Cheetos......It's just. not. worth. it.