Eat More - Gain More

5 years ago

Yesterday morning, I weighed myself both at home and at the gym and found I was only two pounds away from the top end of a healthy BMI.

And you know what?  That good news - that positive - the-end-is-in-sight news - kinda bumped me out of my focused eating healthy routine.  I dined on cheese and bread and pumpkin pie, though I very conscientously left the pie crust in the tin for my husband to discover.  I popped a Butterfinger and probably another.  I had some more cheese.  

I observed this phenomena of eating more in the wake of good news and wondered what the heck it was all about.  Lack of focus and discipline I think.  Lack of seriousness and diligence.  Lack of taking things seriously.

I went to the gym this morning.  I wouldn't have, but I've got the gym partner available these days and her text back to me at six am was chipper and determined.  Dang.  So I got up.

I have only sampled three caramel squares, one slice of pumpkin pie (without the crust), half a peanut butter/honey/banana sandwich, and a small handful of grated cheese over my onion soup, but I fear I could so easily go downstairs and make a real mess of things.  We are going to dinner tonight and I already know that I won't do a good job moderating at that event and that I will have desert so I really ought to stay focused on being food frugal this afternoon.

So many horrible challenging miserable things happen to people and this is what I am fretting about.  And yet, I think, these challenges such as weight loss which seem so inconsequential in the scheme of things, are representative of our struggles as humans to make change right within our home.

I think change is much easier when there is a fire underfoot - when things are really rotten.    But as soon as the fire is under control, it's hard.  It's the tenacity and daily grind of things that messes us up and I think of that when working with my students and interacting with others who are battling their own demons.

 

This is an article written by a member of the SheKnows Community. The SheKnows editorial team has not edited, vetted or endorsed the content of this post. Want to join our amazing community and share your own story? Sign up here.

More from health

Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 15 hours ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | a day ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 2 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 2 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 2 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 3 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 3 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Lindsay Tigar | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Monica Beyer | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 6 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 6 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 6 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Monica Beyer | 7 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Rachel Newcombe | 7 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 7 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 8 days ago
Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 8 days ago