A blog from long ago
Thursday, April 24, 2014
It really does help me to go back and read old blogs or posts when I was truly on track with my weight so here's one I found today.
This is an old blog written while I was at goal..
I woke up this morning and looked out at the beautiful sunny day. I got up and went to the kitchen to drink a big 16 oz glass of water. I went to the computer to post while waiting for hubby to want to eat. I drank another big glass of water before eating, took my vitamins and finally I ate breakfast staying mindful of each bite I took and I was careful to only eat until satisfied even if I thought I wanted more. Now, about now I’m thinking how much in control I am. I thought about doing my exercise but a voice that I thought was mine said, you don’t have to exercise today, you’ve exercised 5 days in a row and it’s a holiday and besides you need to clean out your jewelry boxes. Well, at that point I should have replaced that thought with a thought of how much I enjoy exercise but I didn’t. Instead I went and cleaned out my jewelry boxes and then a voice, much like my own, said you must be tired, let’s take a nap, nothing going on today anyway. At that exact point, realizing that I’m losing control and thinking of how I need to keep my mindset, I grabbed myself by the shirt tail and marched myself in to do my exercise. I finished and I felt so proud and self admiring. I love it when I do the right thing because it raises my self-esteem.
I sat and reflected on the fact that although those negative voices sound like me, they are not. I have learned to test out each voice to see if it’s good or bad. It’s really pretty simple, we all know what’s right and what’s wrong thinking about exercise and dieting, if the voice is telling you to slack off or eat more than we should, it is not our voice and listening to that voice is sure to make us do something that we’ll regret. So again I am reminded that every deed starts with a thought and that thought produces action that leads us to where we will be in the future. Sounds so simple, but to keep our thoughts and deeds in line, you have to be aware at all times. Not just flying through life by the seat of your pants letting the chips fall where they may. I want to be in charge of my future, my health (food choices) and most of all my thoughts and I can if I will.