Isn’t that a song or book title?? Anyway, that’s what Christmas day felt like. I decided early in the day that that was the way it was going to be. It was very fun, but I still have to work at not having guilty feelings or negative thoughts about eating whatever I want. I did only eat a small dinner, since I was pretty much not hungry from all the other treats I’d been eating. And by the time I drove home that night, I was SOOO ready to start my regular healthy eating the next day. I made a plate of goodies for my contractor and that pretty much cleared the house of Christmas treats.
Yesterday, I went back to my normal eating habits and logged all my food in Lose It. I ate every 3 or 4 hours, and made sure I had food that I enjoyed.
The thing is, its become more and more clear to me, that it is my INTENTION to eat healthily and stay as fit as possible. I have a very clear vision of what I want my aging life to be. I also have a very clear vision of what I do NOT want my life to be. Its been a while, but its still very clear in my mind how I felt every day when I weighed a hundred pounds more than I do now. I can imagine how that old body would feel with 9 years of aging on it.
So onward into the new year. I’m sure there will be lots of new (and old) advice and hopes for starting a newer, healthier life. I guess my wish would be for everyone to think clearly about living a healthier life, instead of a life at a certain weight or wearing a certain dress size or looking a certain way. None of those things has anything to do with a good life.
Your last paragraph is spot on. I think I’ll just direct traffic to this post instead of writing a “rah rah get healthy in 2014” post on my blog – you nailed it! 🙂
Clear thinking is always something to strive for. I have some cookie haze going on right now 😀
Thank you for the last paragraph. it was exactly what I needed to read today.
I am fascinated with so many things in this post… first of all, I love that you planned and allowed for your gazillion calories. I’m sorry that you struggle with some lingering negative thinking around that as you have made it very evident that you are really good at getting right back on track. I also find it interesting that you struggle with those thoughts AS you are in the midst of consuming. For me, it’s ever during, it’s always after. As in, “if I hadn’t eaten that cheese 2 days ago…” sort of thing.
And, your entire last paragraph, especially “living a healthier life, instead of a life at a certain weight or wearing a certain dress size or looking a certain way. None of those things has anything to do with a good life.” pretty much sums up what I hope to achieve in 2014.
Thank you as always for your really good insight Debby!
I like the last sentence in this post. I have decided I’m letting go of a weight number/weight loss in 2014. I’m focussing on eating heatlhy, exercise and walking. I’m certain the weight will take care of itself if I’m doing that and don’t think about it too much.