Today I ate my feelings.
Did I enjoy what I ate? Not really.
Do I think I'll do it again? Probably.
There's one thing I'm adamant about doing as I share my journey to health, and that is being real.
No-one is perfect.
It's been an emotional week.
And, yes, I know I have said there are no excuses, but there are reasons...
These last few days have been emotional. Yesterday I ate too much chocolate, and I didn't drink enough water either.
This morning before I weighed myself I knew that the scale was going to be up. Both my body, mind, and soul had been out of kilter for 48 hours, and this always has an effect on my weight.
I retain fluid when I'm holding on emotionally.
What I do know though, is that when I express the emotions, my body lets go too.
So, what is my message here?
Like anything, it's simple when you know how.
For years and years I was a yo-yo dieter. I'd lose 5kg, 10kg or even more at one point, then I'd put it back on.
Why? Because I restricted what I was eating. I made myself eat things I didn't like because they would help me to lose weight.
Guess what happened? I felt resentful, deprived, and I didn't enjoy the process. How could I if I was forcing myself to eat things I hated.
This time I'm doing things differently. I eat chocolate cake!
Any new skill takes practice.
As a child, you didn't get on a bike and instantly know
how to ride it. In school, you weren't able to read and write like a pro straight off.
It's the same with your personal development work.
It takes time to understand your new insights.
It takes time to embrace them.
It takes time to practice them.
Only then, will they become part of you.
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.