Day 17 (yesterday) of being a LFRV and I caved. I went to Sedona Arizona on vacation for 2 days.. during this time I realized traveling around is very ungrounding to me. My boyfriend was nice enough to provide me with all the fruit I desired, but when we got back to the hotel last night I felt the craving for something hot and cooked. I didn't eat anything hot because we had just come from the store and I made myself not get anything, but when we got back I couldn't keep my composure and I binged on some snacks he had lying around. I had some peanut butter pretzels, chocolate and toffee, snickerdoodle flavored crackers, and a rice pudding popsicle. I didn't feel ill after I stopped thankfully, just full and slightly dehydrated, so I drank some water and feel asleep, thinking to myself I have 2 choices, to continue down this path the same way I have in the past, or to take a new route of getting back to LFRV tomorrow.
So, with the knowledge of my past and how the first choice gets me absolutely no where, (beating myself up by eating more garbage) I decided that I dust myself off and get back up again. I remembered why persistance is the most important factor in being successful. It's not that you screw up, because that's bound to happen sometime, it's how you bounce back. So today I did just that... bounced back and continue to look ahead at where I want to be, why I love this lifestyle, and all the great benefits available if I just pull through and stick to it.
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." ~Japanese Proverb
"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground." ~Author Unknown