I had an amazing idea for a post tonight for you guys. I had notes, was ready to write it… and then life happened. I’m sitting in Salt Lake City in a wonderful hotel… and my eyes can barely stay open.
Rather than not share with you tonight, I decided to reflect on today’s post and my thoughts about it. But I’m super-tired, so bear with me on this one…
Wow… I am always amazed by you guys. When I write something I’m a little uncertain about… something a little gritty, you guys always have lots to say.
I guess the grittiness is real. The dirty truth is something many of us can relate to. Afterall, it’s sometimes what keeps us from reaching our goals.
Thank you for understanding and supporting what I’m going through. And, moreso… for expressing your own dirty truth.
I related to Angela’s comments about eating when she’s bored. I know I do that too. I saw strength in Deb’s comments about waiting a while before indulging, and I’m hopeful that some day I can lose interest in whatever might be tempting me. And, I can SO relate to Robin and Marion’s comments on retail therapy. Oh, retail therapy and I meet up quite often… I do love that. Oh, and Alecia… we should DEFINITELY get out and enjoy a walk some time soon! Stacy – - who’s been reading for a year and felt compelled to comment for the first time…. HELLLLLOOOOOOO! Jennifer who reads every day: I’ll give you something more solid tomorrow… and Bailey, who is my Twitter friend and well on her way to Onederland… you’ve got this! Literally, what every single one of you wrote gave me pause and an opportunity to reflect. Thank you. I needed that.
A Few Resources: I recently read Women, Food, and God which discussed our relationship with food, and I need to review it on here soon. I took so many notes about the book that I want to make sure that I have enough time to do it justice in its review. Stay tuned. It was a great read. I also read another book a while back called Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating… and frankly, that I’m going to have to re-read it, and SOON.
Tonight, I sit in a hotel room in Salt Lake City… honored that so many of you shared your comments today, and that excited that you’re looking at your relationship with food. I really think that’s the first step for all of us (Thanks, Julie.)
My advice: Don’t allow that doughnut to win. Seriously, even if it’s a maple doughnut… it’s so not worth it. Nothing is worth as much as we are…. and it’s time we started fighting back. We just need to create new habits, and we need to start today!