for getting back on track! At least, that is the challenge I am setting for myself for the next month and a half.
This is not the case for most people, as the holiday season tends to be a time filled with so many tantalizing, scandalous food choices at all hours of the day. Food, fun, friends, and family seem to all walk hand and hand, making it especially difficult for those of us who eat for emotional reasons.
Since it IS a time full of lots of activities, however, I have decided that this is the best time to work on eating for fuel instead of using it as a coping strategy. This year I have been living a pretty lonely existence with a brand new job in a place far away from my support network, but over the holidays I will have support and more options of ways to entertain/distract/sooth myself when I feel the desire to eat for reasons other than being physically hungry.
This is not going to be an easy task, but I'm ready to start right now. I don't want to let one more year go by thinking, "Man, if I had only stuck with it LAST year, I'd be in such a healthier place right now!" The thought has already crossed my mind this December a couple of times, and I'm really frustrated about it, but the only thing I can do now is get back on track with my journey.