As I am writing this post, its Wednesday afternoon following my wild weekend: The weekend where I struggled with food and suggested some dishes for dinner that I never eat anymore–among them, pizza. And wings. Just thinking about that now makes me wonder how much damage can be done by one meal? Especially for a recovering body that is trying to heal from more than one ailment.
I’m glad to mark a big X through that weekend and move on to other things.
When I was journaling food years ago, if I got through the day under goal for my calorie count I would draw a big smiley face on the page. When I went over my goal, I used a pen to draw a big X there instead. That way, I had an easy flip through resource for determining what worked and what didn’t work on any given day. I lost a lot of weight that way.
I love easy. I love simple. I love uncomplicated methods. I also love “getting it right”. Unfortunately, I’m also someone who can potentially get lost in details and distractions pretty easily. It’s just how my mind works. I am a multitasker by nature, but there are times when that habit translates into me doing nothing really well. On those days I am a jack-of-all-trades, but master of none. Those were the days when I used to get the old red pen out and go to work crafting my giant X. It worked for me.
Back to my purpose for this post…
I want to report that since Monday morning I have been on-task and in-the-zone with my eating. Back to Basics has worked yet again. I’m eating lots of veggies, some fruit, enough protein, and no junk.
No Junk July is still on, and I’m doing okay.
I could have gotten discouraged by the bump in the road that was last weekend and allowed that discouragement to stop all efforts to forego junk of any kind for the rest of July. Back in the day, I would have–but no more. I wanted to write today to report that I’m back doing what I know works–what I must do to recover from food addiction and the toll dangerous eating has taken on my life, a life I want to continue to live a little longer.
I’ve got my groove back, and I’m going gangbusters on this clean eating thing. It feels good.
No Junk July is not awash in defeat–not yet. It just looked that way for a while. Today, I can see clearer what needs to be done, and with God’s help I’m doing it. Yay! I’m hoping to finish the month strong, because as you know I BELIEVE that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!