But - then - SMACK - your mood can change at the drop of a hat. I have been so jazzed with this new lifestyle, enjoying the ING's in life, working on baby steps to get this new life of mine on the right track - then SMACK - something can just hit you in just the right (or wrong) way and throws you off course. I got on the scale on Saturday and was excited to see that I had lost 11 pounds, but I have to keep it all in check. 10 of those pounds were what I had gained during the holidays. So, now I feel like I am at the bottom of the hill and actually ready to start the climb up.
I have been successful this month with taking some little climbs -
1. Stopped the Soda's (normally have 10 a month - only had 1 in 30 days)
2. Stopped eating after dinner (only slipped once in 30 days)
3. Started drinking more water on a daily basis. Always lack the drive on this, but have done well with continuing to drink my 6 - 8 for more then 21 days now.
Many little successes - the climb up the hill won't be so bad.....But, why do I feel a bit discouraged. I didn't stay on my eating track yesterday and well, my mood is just not right today - I can feel it. I want to feel good today - I need to feel good today. I have to repeat the affirmations - My clothes used to feel tight, now they are lose and comfortable. I used to be tired, but now I feel rejuvenated with this new lifestyle. My watch used to fit on the 2nd hole, now fits on the 3rd hole. I used to feel sluggish, now I feel ready to tackle the day. I used to eat fast, now I enjoy every bite slowly. So many to repeat - so many more to add to my list in the coming months!!
I know I can do this. I am strong. I will not let my everyday life get to me. I won't let the emotions get to me. I keep saying to my self today - Don't let the things get you down, yes, your Son came home sick yesterday, that work is keeping you stressed out to the limit, that you have people to answer to, bills to pay and well, things to organize, but don't let those things win. Keep going up the mountain. Little climbs each day will result in a large climb and once I am at the top of the hill I will rejoice and celebrate. I am inspired, I have great support, I will do this!!! Taking time for me is the biggest part of the hill to tackle - I can do this - I can do this - I can do this!!!
Staying Strong Mo