Hi Journal & Friends,
Today I picked out some of my favorite photos that Jim took of reflections. I guess it's because I have been having a hard look at myself lately. I want to stay honest with myself, and sometimes that's hard. You don't always realize that you've drifted slightly away from dead center.
Just to clarify about my Chocolate fest (that post is here) , where I went over my calorie budget by 200 and some calories eating chocolate... it wasn't the amount of calories that bothered me. It was that I had drifted into a mindset that ALLOWED me to go over my chosen calorie budget.
Why did I tell myself it was okay? What justifications did I use to give myself permission to lower my guard and let the excuses begin?
I had to ask and answer those kinds of questions. I still don't have all the answers. It's a long journey for me, and I was just kind of tired and wanted to pamper myself a little... take a break from being so strict... relax a little.
I can't do that! My life is at risk. Really. I started at 460 pounds, yes. But I am STILL in the morbid obesity range at 338, and still at risk! I can't "relax" and "take a break", regardless of how I feel.
I will "fall forward" here... learn from it and go on towards my goal. If you missed Debs post about Falling Forward, I highly recommend it!
So here are my favorite Reflection photos... you can click on any to enlarge:
Enjoy the Journey,