As the saying goes, I’m down, but I’m not out. I know that I can be successful and reach my goal.
So I stocked my kitchen:
Trader Joe's trip = mission accomplished.
Apples, peppers, bananas, and potatoes, oh my!
After I filled my fridge and cupboards with good stuff that is mostly unplanned snack-resistant, I decided that I need a more personal outlet to get out issues that are non-weight loss related. So in the fashion of my old college notebooks, I handcrafted a journal that I’m going to use to try to pour my stress and troubles into:
The front of my new "Feelings Trash Can."
Blank now, filled to the brim with "issues" later.
Sidenote: if you’ve never made a notebook or item similar to this, I highly recommend it. Grab some old magazines, and cut out images and items that appeal to you, even if it seems strange or you’re unsure why you like it. With a little glue and clear tape or contact paper, you end up with a book covered with bits and pieces of your personality, essentially – very cool.
I even ate a cup of spinach this weekend for the first time EVAR. Yes, I’m that serious… I’m willing to eat plants. Sort of. When I was done with it, it looked like this:
I'll take spinach puree for 400 please, Alex.
And after the addition of some chocolate Almond Breeze, a banana, and a cup of strawberries, the result was this:
Yes, it really turned out kind of a black-ish color. I definitely was wishing for the wine behind it, instead.
I am committed to giving up every excuse and forcing myself to make hard decisions. But I know I can’t do this in a vacuum.
So I need your help. I need you to share with me your best tips, your tales of triumph over tough situations. Anything you want to tell me, I’ll listen. I need the support of everyone who reads this blog more than ever.