- If you look at the weight loss / healthy eating thing as a long term project (pretty much forever), it's completely overwhelming, and enough to send you diving mouth-first into the nearest vat of doughnuts.
- When you've had a period of time where you've been completely all over the healthy-eating thing, it's easy to let the days run together and become complacent ... just let things slide a little bit.
- If, on the other hand, you're coming off the back of a whole lot of bad eating (say a holiday), it's hard to know where to start at getting back on track ... just a day ... that's not so hard.
- I have a very short attention span :o)
So with that in mind, I'm glad to report that since Monday I have been all over this healthy eating thing, every single day! Nice.
Which is just as bloody well since exercise has currently gone out the window! I'm really mixing my food up this week, and challenging myself to eat a more varied menu. I've not had the same breakfast the last 3 days in a row, I'm varying the dishes I've fallen into a pattern of using at dinner time, and as a result I'm sticking to my points and feeling full. More importantly, I've been very conscious of what I've been eating, and I've appreciated it more.
Want to hear something weird? I was looking through my photos last night - some old, some from earlier this year, and I can't believe how bloated my face looks in pictures I used to think were really nice. Just ... puffy. It's strange. It's quite weird to look back on them. I'm almost a little ashamed of them ... wish I could just wipe them out, and pretend I never looked like that. Except then I'd have to wipe out all the happy memories that go with them.
Does anyone who's sucessfully lost a lot of weight ever wish that they could just go back and have a do-over on all the photos and experiences that you had whilst fat?