After my last emotional blog post, I had an equally emotional week. And weekend. Early in the week I told my friend Cori "I want to eat all day." And I did. All day, all night, all weekend. I ate carb-filled food. I craved potatoes, bread, chips, chocolate. I ate nachos three times a day one day. I ate frosting from the can. It's not really that good, but it was sweet. I had popcorn with butter an average of once per day (twice on Sunday). Nary a vegetable nor fruit crossed my lips. I had access to both. Tomatoes from my garden, apples from my neighbor's, salad mix from the store. Cucumbers. Peppers. Healthy things spoiled in my refrigerator while I foraged for something to fill up my emotional hole.
Emotional holes can't get filled by food.
My sweet niece Jennie shared this thought from a talk by Richard G Scott, an LDS church leader, with me:
"Simple, consistent, good habits lead to a life full of bountiful blessings.
We can learn, grow and become like Him one consistent step at a time."
Regardless of religion, this thought contains truth. I need to get back to simple, consistent, good habits.
Today I ate fresh vegetables. Lots of them. I like vegetables and can consistently eat them.
I love how I feel today. I love who I am today.
That's a start, right?
And, by the way, thank you for your support. Blogging really does help me--because you take the time to read and to care. I genuinely appreciate you.