As 2009 is coming to a close, I've been thinking about what I've learned this year and thought I'd share some of these with you.
I've come to realize that I am a comfort eater. I eat when stressed, upset, unhappy, happy (who doesn't like to celebrate a major accomplishment with a great meal & a bottle or four of wine?) and even tired.
From this, I've learned that I need to be aware of what I eat & the reason I'm eating. Truthfully looking at my eating habits with a sharp eye has made an impact on my weight. I'm fitting into pants I hadn't worn in quite a while.
I'm also seriously upset that I cleaned out my closets a few months prior to this realization & gave some wonderful clothes away.
I've learned that zipping up a pair of pants I haven't worn in over a year and having them fit is one of the best feelings in the world.
I've learned that I can indulge in the things I like, but keep the portion small. Like a bite or two. I've also learned that if I keep the things I really like (vanilla bean ice cream) in large sizes in my home, I'll probably end up eating more than one serving.
I learned who in my life I can trust with the important things. These people are few, which if I'm honest, it a good thing. There are things that I don't feel comfortable sharing with a whole crowd of people.
I've learned that some of my uber healthy meals are also super yummy! Not the holiday party food, though. Not at all!
I keep learning just how wonderful Mr. Potts is for me. He has amazed me with his strength and honesty. He's stepped up to the plate when I've broken down in tears & didn't know how to take another step.
I've learned that the love I feel for my munchkins far exceeds the love I thought I'd feel for them. I've also learned that my disgust for MOTY exceeds anything I thought possible.
I've learned that my relationship with my mom has shifted so that I am more of a caretaker. I've learned I'm ok with this shift.
I've learned that getting up at 4:40 in the morning sucks! But if I do it, I'm done with the gym all day!
I've learned that you shouldn't eat certain foods that make you gassy if you're going to work out first thing in the morning - yes, you, Mrs. "I cover the timer on the elliptical so you can't see I've been on it for way over the 30 minute maximum when people are waiting" Stinky Pants.
I've learned that a Fiber One bar late in the afternoon before you head to a super kick butt Cardio Sculpt class is a horrible idea.
I've met so many wonderful people through blogging & learned that I love it!
What have you learned this year?
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