Given this love/ hate relationship with the scale I made a point of measuring myself. I knew this was a good idea but had forgotten to do it because I was so focused on the scale numbers. I am happy to report I have lost several inches! This has been helpful in keeping my mood on the right path.
I have heard some people say “I eat to live, not live to eat”. I know that this is a life changing journey and it is not something that will occur overnight. I need to change the way I look at food and this will be a lifelong challenge. I also realize I really do not want to live my life focusing so much energy on thinking about what I have eaten or am planning on eating. There are so many times I will watch others and think to myself why is it they can just walk away from the food without a second thought. Why do I always find a way to justify my overeating? I can honestly say there have been times I have thought to myself “I paid a lot for this food and I need to get my money’s worth”. I truly believe every one of us has a crutch in our lives and mine happens to be food.