Confession: The excuse I've been using to put off updating this blog more often is: "I haven't uploaded any of the pictures I've taken yet!"
Last weekend before my roommate left, I went on a 7 mile walk, to prepare for my half Marathon in August. It was a beautiful day out, and the trail I took follows right along the ocean. It was quiet, and breezy. It took about 3 hours all together, and I was positively exshausted afterwards. But I felt so accomplished and proud.
So I used it as an excuse to eat however I wanted, whatever I wanted for the next two days. *growls at self*
This is something I've noticed I've done in the recent past as well. I have a week of good days, finally see the number drop a fair amount on the scale, and become so excited that.... I eat. Even worse, I give myself permission to eat all those things I didn't have permission to eat the week before. So my weight drops, then two days later its like it never happened, and I lose those same 3 pounds all over again. Its a bitter cycle, one I hadn't prepared for.
How do you all reward yourself? Is it a conscious thing, or a subconscious thing? Any ideas how I can go about rewarding myself with things that aren't food?