I have been pretty down the last week or so, so here is a reminder of all the small victories I’ve had over the last couple years.
- I literally cannot remember the last time I’ve binged. I’d say at least a year. That. Is. Huge.
- The only time I get weighed is at the doctor.
- I initiated the conversation about my depression and anxiety with my amazing new doctor. Also a huge deal.
- Though I’ve only lost 20lbs, I can tell I’ve dropped my body fat percentage quite a bit, and my body has changed SO much. I’ve also maintained that loss rather than immediately gaining it back.
- Healthy eating is my brain’s default setting now. It’s a habit, it’s normal. I can’t begin to explain how much easier it makes getting into shape. I remember years ago hearing people say that building healthy habits is the way to go and the eye rolling would be uncontrollable but I’m that obnoxious ass person now! I have no idea when it kicked in, but it seems permanent. I’m too in tune with my body now (which I’d say is the BIGGEST difference) to treat it like I used to.
Also, I’m getting married in less than two weeks. I’m gonna have to change my name on here! :P
I’m trying to be better about taking my vitamins but do they make a better tasting Gingko Biloba?! This one tastes like I’m rubbing elephant assholes on my tongue.
To wrap up NEDA week, I’m sharing the Live Well Pledge in support of recovery, health, and all-body positivity. Who’s with me? <3
Diet culture tells us to put food we don’t like into a body we don’t like and makes us believe this behavior will lead to happiness. It’s paradoxial. We have to change our mindset and the rest will follow, I promise. It doesn’t have to be a fight.