Thanks to each of you who have encouraged me over the past several weeks - to you who let me know you missed my posts and genuinely care about my journey. Just like any journey, I have gone forward, stayed still, and moved backwards. Over the past few weeks, I've taken a major step backwards to the tune of 7 pounds. As I ate those steak, egg, and cheese bagels from McDonalds for breakfast. As I ate the double cheese burger, medium fry (at least it wasn't a large!), and hot fudge sundae from McDonalds for lunch. OR as I ate half of a large pizza for dinner, the little voice inside my head screamed, "Stop!" Sadly, I put on my proverbial earmuffs and kept eating.
There was a part of me that doesn't want to get back on the horse. That's the part of me that's just lazy. It's hard work. It requires me to put me first, take the time, and be healthy. Then there's the part of me that remembers how good it feels to buy that smaller size shirt. The part of me that remembers how good it feels the need to buy new SMALLER pants. The part of me that can run around and not be exhausted.
This morning, I rallied behind the new me. I helped her climb up on that scale; and when she wanted to grab a Diet Coke and a big bowl of cereal for breakfast, I encouraged her to fill that water bottle and grab an orange. Then I encouraged her to log on to her Rite Bite website, record her weight, record her orange, and sign up for a new health & wellness workshop - Stress Management.
Between us all, I think we can get this Resolute Fat Girl back on track! I just keep reminding her, "When you get off track, all you have to do is drink 1 glass of water; and you're back on track!" WELL! I'll see your glass of water and raise ya an orange!