Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Steps In The Right Direction

Howdy folks!
There I go, disappearing again.    I am gonna make this update a little short and sweet since I have to run to an appointment.  As I said in my last post I have started making some changes in my life.  One of the changes was to admit to my friends and family that I have a food addiction.  That was more difficult than I thought it would be but I did it none the less.  Some of the other changes I am still not ready to share as yet.  I am sorry I am being so secretive about the whole thing but since I really want these changes to stick I feel like I shouldn't be shouting my plan from the mountain tops like I have with every other good living intention.... only to fall flat on my face and feel the guilt and embarrassment of failing once again.  When I feel more comfortable and successful with this new thing I will be sure to share it right away.

So that being said, because of the changes I have made starting last Tuesday I am down 4.2lbs!  That's right.... just .8lbs away from rewarding myself with another lovely nail polish color.  :)  In case you are wondering, no, I did not do anything drastic or dramatic like starve myself.  Just a few life altering changes to jump start my journey.

Now, don't think that this past week has been wine and roses.  Nay, nay... it's been fraught with emotions both good and bad.  I kinda figured that while working through an addiction and making changes to your lifestyle habits that it would bring up some touchy issues, memories and feelings.  Well, it most definitely has.  Whew!

I am just trying to take it one day at a time, forgive myself and others, look at it for what it is and take good and loving care of myself. 
Please, do the same for you!  :)

7 comments:

Retainer Girl said...

I'm proud of you, girl!

Anne said...

You stopped reading PW this week, didn't you? Just reading that blog makes me gain weight ;)
Congrats, and keep it up!

girlysmack said...

This makes me happy! I want you to take care of your body so you will live a long, long life. Preferably next door to me...

Ten Pounds said...

Yes, do take care of yourself. That's a big deal to say what you have done - quite a few steps in the right direction. Well done.

Wink said...

you always inspire.....

and you have NO idea how many silent cheerleaders you have out there on the internets......

(p.s. wha??? 4.2 lbs! that is awesome)

Olivia said...

Thanks so much ladies! I'm taking it one day at a time. It helps knowing you guys are out there supporting me. :D

Lanie Painie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and so far am impressed! I'm excited about your self-reward system and can't wait to read more and possibly make one for myself! More later. .. I got some reading to do here!