Meeting Myself Where I Am Now
Monday, March 04, 2019
I'm a writer/editor for a living, and have been working all day, so I really don't feel like spending my evening writing even more. That said, I'll jot down a few words so that I can get 20 SparkPoints for completing the Day 6 challenge.
So, this is the second time I've gone through the 21-Day New Member Challenge since the new year. I made a lot of progress during the first six weeks of the year -- kept up with my exercise routines and food tracking, and managed to lose 9 lbs. without really "dieting." But then my 16-year-old Maltese's health started rapidly declining, and everything else took a back seat. Not only did I put four lbs back on, but I fell back on old (and unhealthy) coping mechanisms. Namely, drinking way too much red wine.
It's been a long time since I've buried my feelings with alcohol like I did for a couple of weeks there, so I am not proud of that. But I forgive myself, and have decided to meet myself where I am now, and to take it from there.
This is where I am, and I'm excited to see where it'll lead.