I have been reading my old posts (and other blogs as well). I needed to remind myself of how I got here. How I lost weight steadily since 2005, how to arrest a gain cycle and get back on track. I found this statement in a post from two years ago. I was twenty pounds heavier than I am today. And, at that point I had already lost a substantial amount of weight, about 30 pounds. I was experiencing a setback and here's what I said:
The horror of gaining weight is upon me. I want green things and whole grains. I want to cook some steel cut oats so they will be ready for the morning. I want to prepare a big fat salad to take to work. I want to be ready for combat. The noodles are gone. That is over. I thought of ice cream but never acted on it. Maybe its over now. I can walk off the bloat.
I love this. I can apply it today. I was scared straight so to speak. I'd written how much I'd eaten. It was far more than what I have been eating lately. But it's the same principle. I had the desire to get back into the solution. And I knew then and know now what the solution is. I can do this. I am ready for combat.
We keep moving on, over and over, as many times as it takes.