So what happened this weekend? I ate a lot more than I have in a long time. I spent some time trying to reflect on why I went so far off course.
1.) Family Time - even though family gatherings are not tough for me I still think that they bring back the memories of the past. My eating habits started as a kid. I think that being back there makes it all come back to me.
2.) Bad, ingrained habits - for as long as I can remember I have come home from family events and have eaten like crazy.
3.) Off regular routine and schedule - I like a routine and having a long weekend really kind of throws me off.
4.) Lonely time - even though I kept really fairly busy this weekend, I didn't spend any quality time with anyone. I was home alone most of the weekend doing chores and didn't spend much time out.
As we know, Christmas is coming up really soon. What do I do to change that holiday vacation -
1.) Create a holiday schedule so I am on a routine - gym, dog walk, meals, meditation, etc.
2.) Deal with family issues with inquiry and reflections.
3.) Spend time on the phone, in person, email with friends. Make the connections I need to stay in touch with people.
All of this will begin to create new habits for me. I am looking forward to putting these new ideas into practice.
Hope you all had a great holiday.