I have to admit that I had a bad afternoon today for eating right. But I was determined that just because I may have fallen at one point during the day it didn't mean that the whole day was a write-off. I wasn't going to chalk today up as a failure and as a result just continue to pig out until I went to bed. That tends to be where my problem has been in past attempts at this sort of thing. Make one mistake and the day is ruined -- might as well eat whatever I want and start fresh again in the morning. WRONG!!! I was determined to get back on the right track for the rest of the day -- every positive decision that I make in regards to food does something good for my body. For example, I had a chocolate bar in my hand the other day (a FREE one nonetheless) at someone's house...AND I PUT IT BACK. I have to remember things like that. The way that it makes me feel. Sure, I may still crave that Snicker's bar -- but the feeling of pride that I had when I was able to put it back was such a good feeling. I need to focus on that.
I was looking at my wedding pictures this week (a friend of mine was over on Monday who had never seen them before, so I hauled them all out...what a wonderful trip down memory lane) and I kept thinking how wonderful it would be to get back to that weight and size. That's my goal. Actually, that was always my goal -- to be able to fit into my wedding dress on each anniversary. Well, it worked for the first one. But on our second anniversary I was 9 months pregnant -- and again on our 4th annivesary (I can't remember what happened on anniversary #3...but I'm betting it was a no-go). I didn't even bother trying to fit into it on #5 -- but wouldn't it be something if #6 was the year??
I'm not saying that I'm never going to "cheat" -- afterall, if I don't allow myself a few indulgences from time to time I'll just go crazy and then go on a binge, which would be really disasterous. But I just need to keep my goal in mind and keep on keeping on.
I CAN DO THIS!!