(photo credit: my sister Jasmine Bustillos)
Anyway, I thought about this perspective in relationship to, well, my waist. ;) Seriously, I thought about it in relationship to my being overweight. All of that overeating? I owe that now. I'm in debt to my body. Luckily, my body is a kind investor ('til it's not, right?). Our bodies are amazing in that they're forgiving. I'm amazed when I hear the stories about a person that was diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure, and with just moderating their diet and exercising, they're able to reverse the diagnosis.
I had an overly indulgent beginning of the week. Last night after my third slice of pizza (don't judge), I was feeling really bad about it. I've been tracking my eating and didn't want to have to track my mess, but I did and I'm currently in negative points (if your speak the Weight Watchers lingo). In other words, I've used more calories this week than I was supposed to if I want to lose weight. This morning, though, I thought "I can exercise, get some activity points [expend some calories] and pay what I owe.
I tend to want, want, want, and eat, eat, eat. When, honestly? The want will pass! Not that I know from first hand experience or anything! ;) One of these days I'm gonna get it right. I'm gonna keep trying. I'm going to be able to be generous to my body, to not "owe" it . . . because "I want is better than I owe."
(Want to know more about My Weight Loss Toolbox? Start here, and continue here).