No, I didn't win the lottery. I haven't lost a bazillion pounds. I'm not an Olympian. I've got things on my plate (figuratively speaking... ya know, in my non-blog life).
You may be wondering how I'm winning right now.
Well, I haven't given up in the last 3 weeks - win. I am down 5.5lbs from the beginning of the month (from the 10 I had gained between April and July) - win. I feel like I am officially back on my wagon so-to-speak, and even though my wagon may not be going as fast as it has in the past, I'm ok with that now. Even though I am STILL dealing with an injury, and everything else I am finally in the right mind-set to deal with it in moderation and NOT feel like I'm failing. WIN
I went to talk to my Doc the other day about my hip. I thought maybe it could be an IT band issue. We discussed it and decided that running a half-marathon in 6 weeks probably wasn't in the cards for me, but going to physio, and concentrating on getting better was.
Last summer, right before I started my journey, I went on a baking binge.
I was determined to master cakes and cupcakes, and become really good at making all sorts of Food Channel inspired foods. The problem with that was, I have a weakness when it comes to baked goods. I would just keep eating it all day long. In the end I gained about 15lbs last summer.
This summer I have managed to stay AWAY from the cupcakes. I had a friend ask me the other day to make her some as a going away present. So I decided that I would do it, but just once this summer. I'm not going to lie and tell you I only had one... I had bits and pieces throughout the process and fully enjoyed the experience. I just won't be doing it again any time soon. Moderation people!! WIN
So here I am, one day at a time, not giving up!!