We always save and watch two Survivors back to back, have a few drinks and share a couple bags of chips every other Thursday.
So the other night I sat down and got totally carried away with the excitement of my show. Instead of nail biting to see who was getting booted off the island, I proceeded to snack away the entire time we were watching TV.
It was a really fun night. But needless to say, I woke up with a food hangover! My body felt like shit! And of course it would, I probably ate a whole big bag of chips to myself!
The worst part was that my food hangover set the tone for my entire weekend. Although, admitedly, I was completely oblivious to this fact.
So by yesterday I was sitting back to reflect. “What the hell happened to me this weekend? I haven’t binged in a really long time.” (Bingeing for me is eating when I’m full and doing it for several days at a time.)
I tracked it back to Thursday night. The night I totally overindulged on chips. I saw a few things:
1) I was so excited to watch Survivor and hang out with the people I love that I got carried away with my food. (do you remember me saying I eat when I’m down AND when I celebrate? – this is a prime example.)
2) I also saw that serving two big bags of chips among three people is just too damn much!
Okay, I’m not sure if I ever shared this with you before, but my friend Lisa taught me there will always be times in my life when I will fall out of alignment with what I truly desire for my life. She says, “you have to bring yourself back to center”. She taught me that going out of alignment was no big deal. What’s really important is ALWAYS bringing myself back to center. It’s that simple. We’re human! If we expect a life without error we will surely be disappointed. What a beautiful and brilliant woman she is!
Last night I connected with Lisa’s wisdom. I saw what I had done, how it happened, the day it happened, what I could do to correct it and how I could love myself totally and completely no matter what! And yes, it's true, I have really learned to love myself no matter what! That's BIG stuff!
So last night I brought myself back to center. CORRECTION not PERFECTION is what I have learned! And today, well I feel pretty darn great!