Monday, July 9, 2012

Falling off the Wagon

It's been a long time since I wrote for you,
It's been a long time since I paid my due.
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.
It's been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has.


I feel like the long lost friend who didn't return your phone calls.
And... well... I'm sorry.
I've missed you I promise...
I just got wrapped up in life for a bit there. Forgive me?
It happens to the best of us I'm sure, and so I thought I'd take a moment today to talk about what happens when you fall off the wagon.
Changing lifestyles isn't easy, and often times we will find ourselves slipping into old habits when stressful situations arise. One or two "I'll just grab some fast food on my way up" doesn't always stop at one or two visits.
In my case... it hasn't.
While I'm pretty damn proud of my ability to stay away from beef or pork (and I honestly don't think I will go back to them), I haven't tracked, monitored or minimized my food intake in more than a month.

{ insert giant sigh of disappointment here }

So where do we go from here?
Honestly, we have to just start over. We force ourselves to relive that initial diagnosis. We remind ourselves over and over that we are doing this for everyone that cares about us. We forgive ourselves for not playing by the rules. And the tough one... we make ourselves a priority again.
Just like the airlines dictate "secure your own air mask before helping others" we must also help ourselves so we can better help others.
This blog, and all you crazy readers help me stay accountable to that. So here I am with my foot on the doorstep ready to start again.
To go through the awful detox period, to fight the cravings with both fists flailing like a scrawny pubescent teen.
We go.
We fight.
We win.
Together.

3 comments:

  1. So true. Old habits die hard, especially when you're prone to stress.

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