I feel like I'm constantly starting over with this "new healthy lifestyle". I really fell off the wagon over Thanksgiving. I had lost about 3 lbs. and then promptly gained in right back over the holiday. I planned on eating whatever I wanted on Thanksgiving but that spilled over into Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Ugh! Oh well, I'm starting over...again.
I went running this morning and while I ran I decided that I need a new mantra. I'm going to start saying to myself, "I am self-disciplined, industrious, and hard-working. I have control of my body and appetities." I know it's silly but I hear that these things work. In the past I've tried, "I eat to live, I don't live to eat." It helps somewhat but since I know that these mantras are in fact completely opposite how I really feel, it can be pretty hard to convince myself. But, I think that's part of the point of an affirmation so we'll see how it goes.
I've also decided that I want to change the direction of my blog. I've been reading Julie's, Matt's, Becky's, and Jeanna's blogs and I just want to try to join in on the fun. I hope I can come up with some interesting stuff. If not, it will be a nice personal journal for me.