If this isn’t proof you can indulge every once in a while, I don’t know what is.
This is me, the day after I ate frozen yogurt for lunch and didn’t even work it off.
The thing is, I eat extremely healthily the rest of the time. And I always eat a bare minimum of 1500 calories. Maybe I had froyo for lunch, but breakfast and dinner were healthy.
My point is, don’t be so strict with yourself. If you want something, have it, but fit it into the rest of the day’s intake. However, if you are not eating enough, then such indulgences WILL cause you to bloat and gain fat, because your body will use the easily converted sugars to store as fat, because you are not giving it enough fuel.
6 months ago, after eating froyo for lunch, I would have been too embarrassed to post a picture. Because with my disordered eating tendencies and not eating enough, I would literally gain 5 pounds according to the scale.
This morning? 115 pounds. Yeah, my weight has been stable for some time.
I am proud of this picture. This is me. I have not run in 3 weeks due to a knee injury. I’ve exercised maybe 2-3x a week, no intense cardio. I’ve eaten crappily, because of my birthday. And here I am, at a stable weight, with just a little more fat on my stomach than before.
My choices have paid off in the long run, and I am proud of myself for going through recovery.
You look amazing, darling. And every word you say is absolutely true, and I want to say that your words and actions are very motivating.
Do you know what I see? I see a girl who’s seen deep hurt, and pain - but you did not let that keep you down. Even under great strain and when it was really holding you down - you unknowingly and consciously resisted every single tie that was pulling you back. And you fought. And fought. And fought. I see a girl who’s found motivation in positive people and environments, and who provides motivation herself. I see a girl worthy of recovery, and should be proud of every day, because she is recovering. She is growing stronger, day by day. Minute, by minute. I see someone I admire, and I find an amazing, beautiful role model. Someone I couldn’t thank or give enough appreciation to for the kindness and caring she’s shown. And the strength she has - I think that’s her strongest tribute. For herself, she is strong. For the ones she cares about (whether they show lasting appreciation in return) - she is strong. For the pursuit to be happier, healthier, she is strong. She is strong for everyone else when they cannot be. She is strong even when she isn’t - because she has less of a choice. She is strong because she chooses to live happier. And she truly deserves every ounce of pride, and so much more. She will lead a long and productive life as she finds “fit”.
She doesn’t fail to tug a heartstring, and makes me smile. :)
I love this girl.