Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

I have learned a lot in the past few weeks, been feeling pretty good, and making some progress and putting a lot of new skills to use. Then I went away for the weekend. I planned, I exercised, I packed snacks, and still it rapidly descended into a full on food related panic. There was a lot of temptation. I melted down a smidge and then remembered it's one day. It's one day, I can eat what I enjoy, only eat what I am hungry for, and stop when I am full. A big problem I have is I still have trouble trusting myself. I still think I am one bite away from waking up in a alleyway with sugar crusted in the corners of my mouth. It was nice to quickly rebound get back on track, get to the gym and resume my normal routine. I also did not gain weight which was a pleasant surprise and important lesson. Living does not make you gain weight an eating-palooza does. Important distinction.


  1. I just found your blog and, in true Melissa fashion, I like to start at the beginning. You are already so inspiring and I have only been reading for 30 minutes! Favorite line:

    "Living does not make you gain weight an eating-palooza does."

    True that!!!!


    1. Thanks so much Melissa. Very sweet and kind of you to say.