|Enjoying my first bite of real pizza in 3 years!|
There was a time when I would eat whatever I wanted when I wanted and held no accountability for it. I also never thought of food as a treat or for pleasure because I always ate what I wanted.
Well since losing my weight and learning to keep it off by eating right and exercising on a regular basis I can now say I can enjoy food the way it should be enjoyed rather than obsessing over it.
I am sitting in the Atlanta airport with my girlfriend waiting on our flight back home. We went to the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida for 8 days.
|Condo where we stayed|
It was so wonderful, we have gone together 3 times now and this was definitely the best one yet. We stayed on the beach where her apartment is located and it was just breath taking.
She had asked that I teach her how to eat the right way while we were together. I tried my best, but it was my vacation and I went off my usual strictness. I wanted to enjoy restaurants of Destin while we were in Florida and not to be so strict and to allow myself some food indulgences.
|Enjoying the dock and parks|
We ate out once a day except for the day I ran outside and tripped on the side walk and skidded down the cement. That was the worst day, but it didn't get either of us down.
|Couple days after falling|
I felt liberated to know I can eat freely, and not past judgement on myself. I knew I would not go back to the old Sheri eating patterns, I would hop right back on my strict eating plan when I got home, so why fret?
I remember not long ago when I use to say food was my enemy, but now I recant that statement. Food is my friend as long as I respect it and know just how far I can go before it causing me a problem with my diabetes and weight.
...More on my injury in a future post because I am not healed yet.
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