It’s time for this blogger to ‘fess up! Over this last week I didn’t eat well at all!
It was a hard week emotionally. I said my final goodbye to my best friend. I attended the visitation, funeral and graveside service.
Then I had the stress of packing and preparing for a big trip that had been planned and arranged a year ago.
Food wasn’t interesting. Well healthy food wasn’t interesting.
I wanted chocolate and creamed sweetened coffee.
Now there isn’t anything wrong with an occasional treat.
But I had them for lunch and snacks for more than a couple of days.
They soothed my emotions and tasted so good. I had a nice burst of energy for about an hour or two.
Then came the crash. Low energy and a drop in my mood too.
I circled through that cycle of ups and downs for a few days.
It wasn’t good.
My sleep was off.
My productivity was low.
My mood was just really low.
I didn’t handle stress well and tears came easily.
What about you?
Has something in your life derailed your healthy lifestyle?
Life happens! Maybe this CanadianThanksgiving weekend you overate?
Maybe all your favorite treats were available?
Maybe you felt obligated to eat that pie that sweet Aunt Bertha baked just for you?
We all have life events, big ones or little ones, that can take us off the path of health and well-being.
Don’t let it be an excuse to keep overeating or to abandon your healthy lifestyle!
Don’t beat yourself up either!
It’s so easy to just continue down that different path.
I came to my senses. I have to practice what I preach!
Accountability to you helps!
I didn’t beat myself up and I didn’t use my sadness as an excuse to keep overeating.
I took a little step to health.
I took just one little step, just one little change.
My next meal, lunch was nutrient rich.
I went back to my veggies and hummus with some cheese for my lunch.