On my last post entitled Black Friday I had a friend and my pastor's wife from church leave a comment on that post. The comment read:
"I think the reason you are doing so well with your "journey" Carolyn is because you go after something and you keep at it. You have DRIVE!! Wish I had just a bit more of that myself. I love you. Keep on keeping on! "
I want to explain that I'm living life. I am. I won't ever quit this way of living. There's no reason to go back to the old me. Where I did away with cereal bowls and bought large bowls to eat my cereal or have spaghetti out of because I probably had at least 3 or more cereal bowls full plus bread to go with it. I learned how to eat other filling healthy tasteful foods that aren't as harmful to my waist line with that spaghetti. In the future I'm sure I may have a brownie but I now know it doesn't have to be two or three. I also don't have to hide food I'm eating from anyone. I'm proud of the food I eat and put in my body. My mind, body, and heart is okay that I may treat myself once in a while. I know what's healthier and I can pick and choose recipes better than just getting it out of a box. I also know how to exercise so if I'm worried about the calories in that brownie I can always do some extra exercise. In my mind knowing I can do extra exercise doesn't give me the permission to over indulge in food or snack. Keep in mind that I now eat for nutrition and energy. Eating double really doesn't give you anymore energy. It just over fills you and makes you feel like laying around and doing nothing. I don't eat because I'm sad, angry, mad, or unhappy anymore. I don't eat just to eat with others anymore just because they are eating.
I want to thank all of those people who have come into my life. To thank everyone for following my blog and keeping me accountable. I have so much praise for my Lord and Savior that he has allowed me to be here, go on this journey, and reep the benefits from it. I also praise him that there has been many ways for me to pay it forward.
Health and Happiness to you all this week.