Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Be my Dorothy Boyd

It's only Tuesday, and I'm already planning next week's menu. Bored of our usual selections, I looked through my food journal to see what I was eating one year ago.

As I scrolled through the food logs of diet past, I noticed how disciplined I was back then. We hardly did any cheat meals, for fear of totally falling off the wagon and going back to the old lifestyle. Even when we did eat at a restaurant, we meticulously researched the calories and worked the meal into our plan. My binges occurred maybe once a month; these days, it's 2-3 times per week. Granted, my workouts back then were tamer. I also had the tenacity, resolve, and empowerment that comes with a brand new decision to change one's life.

My food logs in recent months tell a different tale.

Sure, I still count my calories and log all my food and exercise, but my logs are littered with cheat meals and binges. That tenacity to eat as healthfully as possible seems to be waning. Everything's good in the exercise department, so that's something. Still, I'm a believer that diet is 80% of weight loss.

I need to rekindle that spark and drive that got me to this point. If there's ever a time I've needed a kick in the pants, it's now. Now is the moment to reaffirm my goals and recommit to evolving into a healthier person. My new mission statement: I WILL FIGURE THIS OUT!

So, in the words of Jerry Maguire:

Who's coming with me? Who's coming with me?

4 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

I'm following closely on your heels ;)

JourneyGirl said...

I'm there!

mongolove said...

I wanna be your Dorothy Boyd. I wanna come with you.

The most important thing is that we never give up...and we never do.

MB said...

I'm with you!