Do you ever say something and realize later how far you have come or how much you have changed?
The other day, I was in my room and the tv was on in the background, so I wasn't seeing it, just hearing it... It was a Burger King commercial talking about some new burger, bragging about how huge it was, two patties, I want to say they said it was a quarter pound burger. I googled now and I am guessing it was the "Big King" but I can't be sure, I wasn't so caught up in what the sandwich actually was... but just overhearing the description I mumbled to myself "and they wonder why we are so fat!"
At the time I didn't think anything of the comment, and I mumble to myself all the time, I'm weird like that!
But a few hours later, I realized how huge that was. A little short of 2 years ago, I was a fast food junky. Carl's Jr, Del Taco and Jack In The Box were among my favorites, but Burger King was on the way to the freeway, so I'd frequent that before work. I would have fast food probably 7-10 times a week. If there was a new burger or new something, I would just HAVE to try it. I would let those commercials get to me, and I would think about the "new item" until I could get my hands on it. That is how bad it was. So to go from "I have to try that" to the attitude of "and they wonder why we are so fat" was a huge breakthrough to me.
I know that my inner fat girl will probably always have urges to overeat and eat junk from time to time... but I am slowly learning that the new, healthier me is getting stronger everyday! It is such a slow change that happens over time. I didn't go from eating fast food everyday and being a couch potato to tracking my calories, being more conscious of how much I eat and getting daily exercise overnight...But it was a slow progression, and I really am starting to see just how much I've grown!
I just had to share that moment with all of you, something so simple and unimportant just showed me that we are capable of making lasting, positive changes if we want it bad enough!
And in other news, I lost 3.6 pounds this week! I lost the 3 pounds I gained during my Birthday-Binge-Extravaganza and .6 more, so I will gladly take it!