My Progress

Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Open Letter

Dear Self,

The next time you are faced with indulgences at family events (especially multiple back-to-back, holiday-based events) remember how you felt last night at 10pm, or 12am or 1.30, 2.45, 4, or 7. Remember how all that greasy food wrecked your system that is so used to being nourished with healthy foods in moderate, reasonable portions. Remember how excited everyone was for your continued success and the way their eyes opened up when your reply to "how much have you lost so far?" was "99 pounds." Remember how ridiculous you thought you sounded as you rationalized to your relatives that you normally wouldn't eat like this, but this is a special occasion. Remember that you already give yourself a high-calorie day. A. One. Not three. Remember how close you were to 100 lost before you shot yourself in the foot and that you have no one to blame but yourself if you don't make it at next weigh-in. Remember why you're doing this. Remember how much all those rich foods just aren't worth it.

Love,
You

5 comments:

Brandi said...

Dear You,

1) Sorry I missed you today at dinner. :( Hopefully I'll get to see you soon.

2) It is so very amazing how easy it is for things to get out of control. But the important and EXTREMELY amazing thing is that you already recognize what happened and now you are ready to face the week.

I am so amazed at your progress so far and how positive and determined you are going into each day. You can totally do this. 100 is right there and I know you're going to grab it no problem.

Keep your eyes on the goal and remember that without days/moments like these ones, the goal just wouldn't be as valuable!

Good luck this week :)

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Aw hon it happens to the best of us. Take this lesson and move forward, you've still done such an amazing job! Keep smiling hon...

bbubblyb said...

Just writing this post means you're already back on track. That 100 gone is so yours. Good note to yourself though definitely a lesson learned, we've all been there. Here's to a great week ahead.

Carlos said...

sucks im right there with you!

Dani said...

Love this! What a great message to yourself! ;o)