Along this journey we sometimes say we've had "bad" days, and hopefully more often we say we've had "good" days. But what's the difference, really? A day is a day, it just depends on how you choose to react to it. Got bad news? Do you choose to eat a couple candy bars (which leaves your mouth tasting nasty and gives you enormous guilt ON TOP of the feelings you're feeling about the news you got?) Or do you choose to face the bad news head on and feel the feelings that come with it and make a plan to deal with it?
Often it's so easy to just choose the first option and eat your way through your feelings. But when we do that, we cheat ourselves out of being fundamentally HUMAN. You're not really feeling anything. And I know that when I do that, when the binge is over I just end up hating myself which, when you think about it, is really just stupid. I know in my heart I'm a good person. I know I'm a good mother and wife. I know that (most days) I'm good at my current chosen profession. So what's there to hate? MY LACK OF SELF-CONTROL.
On the days that I CHOOSE not to exercise self control, those are often categorized as "bad" days. But the day has nothing to do with it. I chose to make bad choices. "Good" days happen when I make "good" choices. When we choose to label days good and bad don't we really give the power to the fat on our bodies? Don't we let it define us? Lots of love and positive energy to each and every one of you who read my blog. You have NO idea how much you have helped me thus far and are continuing to help me. I positively LOVE this community!