This past Wednesday I had my first weigh-in since I had my relapse. I was dreading it as I was pretty sure that I gained 20+ pounds. My relapse was filled with calorie packed binges for five weeks.
Tuesday evening, before the weigh-in, I was searching through a drawer and I found a ring that I had I forgotten about. For the past couple of years, every time I went into particular jewelry store, I came across the same Pandora ring over and over. It caught my eye because it was inlaid with lilac enamel. I am a fiend for anything that is in the purple family.
This past spring I was at the jewelry store and finally asked to see it out of the display case. I tried it on and it was too small, it went down 2/3 of the way on my ring finger. When the salesperson checked the ring was no longer being made and there were none in my size that they could bring in. I decided that one day this ring was going to fit and I would just go ahead and buy it. I called it my promise ring, as in, I promise I will lose weight and this ring will fit me. Tuesday night it did!
My attitude completely changed towards the weigh-in the following day. I realized that no matter how much I gained that I was not back at the beginning. I AM GRATEFUL that I have caught myself where I did and that I always have the opportunity to begin anew. What a blessing and all it takes is a decision.
Wednesday I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I had only gained 12 pounds. I realize that for many people that is a large amount, however, for me it isn’t. My doctor has seen me gain more in much less time, even he was happy with the results. Strangely enough I feel as if I have been given a gift, actually I know I have.
May your journey be scrumptious and the company you keep inspiring and supportive.