In the past, the old Krista would get overwhelmed with the totality of what I needed to do to get where I needed/wanted to be physically. When someone looks in the mirror and realizes that they need to lose an entire half of who they are to reach their goal, that can be, and was for me, incredibly overwhelming.
This new Krista I have become is looking at each individual decision as a victory, or opportunity for improvement. This morning for breakfast, I didn't stop and buy coffe, or the GASP, 2 sweet teas to get me through the day, or the sausage biscuit/preservative filled nasty food that I would usually get. I did eat 2 granola bars, and drank 32 oz of wather instead...Breakfast today, VICTORY, with room for improvement.
For lunch today, in my typical unplanned fashion decided that I would go get some chinese food. Noticed on the way in the grocery store next to it, and took a detour. Instead of MSG and salt-soaked Chinese food, I opted for fresh pineapple and some cottage cheese. I also picked up some almonds for an afternoon snack, rather than the nasty chips or something sugary I would usually eat. 32 more oz of water to complete lunch, and I'd say it's a victory too.
When someone has as far to go as I do, every little victory is a huge milestone and every failure is a stumbling block. In the past I've allowed myself to turn these stumbling blocks into a long path of pavers suitable for a long, run...maybe 13.1 miles? Well, time to start undoing the damage and facing each decision about food from a healthy standpoint. 2 victories in...and I feel pretty darn good about it.