Well - I did what I said I was gonna do -
I simply did the next right thing. I think I am on to something here! So simple are the slogans of AA and Alanon but so life changing and so true. I don't want to get preachy at all, I don't like to be preached at and I am not really that kinda person but what works just works.
I was feeling blue - my first outing at a pool this summer - that is always a reality check.
Trying to get back on the healthy eating cycle - that's a big commitment and takes a huge surge of energy to jump the first hurdle and probably lack of sleep all combined to really overwhelm me yesterday. I just wasn't feeling it in my last post. Then through my overwhelmed, self victimized state i realized - I could do one simple thing - the next right thing.
For me, yesterday, the next right thing was to get up from the computer and go cook a vegetable so I would have something healthy prepared and ready at meal time. I chose a new asparagus recipe I found on Epicurious.com - great site by the way. Well one thing led to another and another and another and before I knew it I had stopped procrastinating and put my journey in action - not just in thought and word but in deed after deed. Preparing food for the week - getting things organized.
I am about to go count my calories for the day. I verified my intake level earlier and to lose weight I should be eating between 1800 and 2000. Of course if I can do less and still feel satisfied and get all my nutrients - I am certainly willing to go below 1800 but I feel like that is a good goal to start back with.
Perfection doesn't live here, guilt and shame are the neighbors I avoid, pity is locked in the closet and I don't want to find the key - I just simply want to do the next thing...