I took the summer off of my weight loss plan. Well, not really off off. But I put away the food scale, I let myself have more treats then I usually allow, I stopped tracking in my nutrition log, and I even stepped on that scale less frequently then is normal for me.
Why would I do that? Because I needed to practice relaxing. I'm all an or nothing sort of girl. But in my on going emotional health, I needed to know that I could chill out, have a cupcake, and nothing bad happened. Ok. So I gained about 5 pounds over the summer. But that was ok. I came back home, cut back out the treats, and picked up where I left off in my training.
It was really powerful for me to realize that I did not fall all the way off the mountain. I relaxed. I had fun. I went out for drinks. I had a doughnut in the morning. And the world did not stop spinning. And I did not gain 20 pounds. And....I don't have to spiral.
The food scale is back out, I just logged my food for the day, and the trainer is coming over in a bit. I took a break, (from myself) and now it's time to get back to work. I still have goals after all. I proved a lot of things to myself this summer. But this is a big one for me. I enjoyed eating. And I didn't go crazy. AND, I didn't freak out.
This. is. progress.