Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Journey Is As Important As The Destination


This weekend we've been hanging out at home and doing some much-needed relaxing. I started coming down with something on Thursday, and ever since then I haven't felt 100%...I don't have to tell you, I don't have time to be sick!

So, yesterday we were supposed to go to a dear friend's party...but we decided to stay home and rest (as much as one can rest with a 1 year old and a 3 year old running around). I was so sad to miss it! Today I feel so much better (so I guess the rest worked)'s amazing what a little downtime will do.


I have been up to a lot lately, and have a few blog posts brewing in my head.

I did give up Coke...yes, I did. I am now even more addicted to my own special morning espresso/latte brewed right here in my kitchen...but at least it doesn't have HFCS, and is a lot healthier than the Cokes I was drinking. I calculated what 2 Cokes/day translated to calorie-wise. If I stopped drinking Coke and switched to water, I would lose 30 pounds in one year. Wowza.


I have recently lost 10 more pounds over the past month. I have been reading a lot of books about health and emotional eating, and healing my relationship with food. So, that has been wonderful. It's definitely been a process, but I feel really good about where I am now.

I plan on writing more about the weight loss stuff- I have learned so very much in the past month about health, wellness, food, and emotional eating. It's really revolutionized the way I'm eating now, and I feel healthier and more energetic than ever before. I have lost 60 pounds now, and have about 25 to go realistically...but I am enjoying the process and I'll get there when I get there. These changes I am making are for life...and so I know that even if it takes me awhile to get there, the journey is just as important as the destination.



ryansmom said...

I'm going to look into that book you told me about. I also agree with you. Losing weight and having a healthy mind and body is a life choice not an I want to fit into a little black dress choice. Congratulations on living healthy and I wish you luck on your continued journey.

Елена said...

Hi! Could you please put here the titles of the books which you consider to be worth reading? I also have problems with weight and emotional eating.

Sophia said...

Congrats! That's dedication. What books have you been reading? If you're saving that for a blog post-I can wait. Have you read Bethany Frankel's "Naturally Thin"? I started reading it, but kind of stopped. Your weightloss is inspiring!

Kelli said...

Hi, I'm Kelli and I'm stopping by from Erin's blog. Wow, you gave up Coke...I wish I had the courage. My husband and I are fasting this from Coke and him from Facebook! Good job on the weight-loss. I need to keep reading so I can get some tips!

Brenna said...

Erika, we're in the very same place! I'm down 60 lbs from Tatum's birth (back to what I was when we conceived the triplets) but ideally I'd like to get back to my college weight, which is 25 lbs less than where I am now. A friend recently recommended Geneen Roth's "Breaking Free from Emotional Eating," she said it really helped revolutionize her relationship with food. I'd be curious to hear what books you've read and which you found to be particularly helpful. I really need to work on this!

I love seeing all of your gorgeous photos of the girls--they're such beautiful, sunny, happy kiddos. True blessings! :)