Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Blessings

Easter day was filled with peaceful activities, family time, some work time, quiet time and exercise time. It was a wonderful day, in large part because food did not take over my day. There was no candy in my life today. My dessert was a fat free/sugar free lemon pudding. This day was a gift possible only because I did not have any of the foods to which I am addicted. Nor did I overeat any foods I do eat. I made a no wheat, no dairy version of my husband's grandmother's Easter meat pie and ate only 1 serving today. That is a miracle. I did not let my needs take the day hostage from my family. That is another miracle. Third miracle of the day? Today is day 14 that I have not gotten on the scale. For seven years I always got on the scale on a holiday. How was I do know if I have to exercise today? How was I to know if I could have a good day? How was I going to know if I could have a piece of fruit at lunch and at dinner? In the past the Scale God could answer these questions for me. 

Today, there is no Scale God. I had a great day without getting on the scale. Easter happiness did not falter because I neglected the scale. I exercised because it was an exercise day but I kept my exercise at fat burning level, which means low impact. I had fruit at lunch and at dinner because I can have fruit at any meal if I choose. It is not a matter for the inanimate scale to determine a change in my food plan based on one day's weigh in. Not any more. I cannot tell you how freeing this experiment in letting go of the daily weigh in is becoming. Whatever the number on the scale next Sunday, I have done all I could do it be whatever the result will be. I can live a sane and happy life with that knowledge. 

I am very tired this evening. It has been a long, beautiful day without food obsession, without active addiction and without resentment, frustration or anger. Now it is time for a lovely night keeping the pounds off by getting an adequate amount of sleep. 

See you on the other side of morning. How was your Easter? 



Cenandra said...

So glad you had such a good day! Its so nice to be able to get up and not obsess over food or the scale! Our family stopped celebrating Easter when we moved away from each other. Don't get me wrong I am a Christian and celebrate Christs death and resurrection every first day of the week. Just don't celebrate the holiday like most folks.

Jane Cartelli said...

My mom does not celebrate Easter either. She has always disliked it. I love the beauty of the mass and the welcoming of spring. I did some light work in the garden on my tomato, broccoli, basil and dill plants.

I am happy to let go of the sugar fest that kept me captive for so many years.


Yum Yucky said...

Gah! My eating was in huge contrast. Which is why I fell into a food coma while I was darn near still at the dinner table. Anywhooo, the holiday is over and clean eating has resumed. It's my favorite way to eat. ;)

Jane Cartelli said...

Anyone who can return to clean eating the day after a binge and continue clean eating without another detour anytime in the next day, week or month is doing someting I never could do. One day always led to more eventually for me.


E. Jane said...

Hi Jane,
I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful Easter. Letting go of sugar is certainly a huge factor. I am doing better in terms of my program--no sugar, well defined food plan, and a sponsor are helping with that.

I have decided not to blog for a while, for a variety of reasons, but I will be checking in on blogs (yours included) and leaving comments. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Sounds like you had a great time and conquered the scale god! I exercised too on Easter - just another way to stay on track.