Some people are lucky enough to be celebrating big dramatic changes in their lives, such as Ms. Healthy Loser Girl having lost 100lbs, or Michael's new found residence in Onderland. And then of course there's Sheryl's accomplishment of reaching lifetime status at Weight Watchers.
Some of us can only count our minor achievements and little changes and only hope that they add up to the large changes we're hoping for ourselves.
I am a big NY Giants fan, if you haven't already figured that one out.
And football is best when there is a beer in my hand.
However this past Sunday I'm starting what I hope to be a new tradition: I ran on the elliptical while watching the game. I ran 14km in the first 3 quarters.
Feeling semi-victorious, I went to a bar for the 4th quarter. Normally I down many beers (when you're friends with the bartender you never really know how much you drink), a plate of chicken tenders, and a side of waffle fries. Yesterday, I had 2 beers, ate the tenders, and felt sick after 5 waffle fries.
Not just uncomfortable, but sick.
I can't imagine that I did that to my body week after week.
And maybe this is one of the little changes: knowing that the behaviors I've had in the past are not something I want to keep doing. I'm not depriving myself of something if I no longer want.