First, let me take a minute to thank KT for leading group on Tuesday. I've heard nothing but praises from group members about KT's ability as a facilitator and it just continues to prove my point. . .you ARE the smartest people I know!! Thank you KT for pinch hitting while I enjoyed Memorial Day with my family in Virginia, and thank you group for doing what you do best! Also, this Tuesday will be the first day for the new therapist named Amy Barrett. Please come and let her also see what you do best, which is connecting with yourself and sharing your own story!
Vacations can be one of the most challenging times for me on this journey of lifestyle change! It seems that every time I cross the Mecklenburg County line, something happens to me internally. What is that?? What is it that really happens inside that makes me feel like I have a license to eat whatever I want and however much of it I can pack in?! I have spent more time than I want to admit pondering this phenomenon. The one thing I know to be true, is that I am not alone in this. Here are the questions I have pondered in great depth, and I would like to ask if you would be willing to chew on this with me by answering the following questions. (Pardoning the pun!)
*Is it a barrier to lifestyle change or is it a reprieve from lifestyle change?
*Why do I feel this way so strongly?
*Could it possibly be coming from a healthy place or is that wishful thinking?
*Can I eat whatever I like while on vacation and still maintain my journey of lifestyle change?
With summer upon us, it is time for some honest reflection. Have a great weekend!