After reading Change Your Story, Change Your Body by Deepak Chopra, I was reminded that the extra weight I’m carrying around is a result of my past. A past filled with overeating and eating my emotions. Since my current weight represents that past version of me and the choices I made then, the only way to change myself NOW is to let go of that story (duh I know, but I needed to hear it called a story for it to register in my head that just as easily as I am now able to avoid reverting to my old counterproductive ways in my relationships with people, I can side step similar black holes in my relationship with food).
It is because of this that I allowed myself a weight loss restart when 2014 began. I’m also forgiving myself any time I rely on my past habits to dictate how I feed myself and my emotions. Instead of getting mad at myself for reverting, I am now celebrating any balanced meal or real food/clean eating choices. Once my pantry has gone through the full real food/clean eating transformation, the celebrations should be day long. For now, I am trying to get a handle of my food prep/choices for my work week and so far my new relationship with food has left my body feeling so appreciated and loved. My body is in harmony with me during the day. My next step will be to keep it in harmony on nights and weekends too, which is still not that much on the radar, but it will be soon enough (again, going to celebrate that 71% of my meals are balanced with real foods; and not berate myself for the 29% that aren’t 😉 ).
What are you celebrating this week?