So, what have I been doing for the past year? Well, last July I was alone and bored 4th of July weekend, so I started reading a book that's been on my shelf for a long time but I never got around to reading, called "Rational Recovery" This book is about alcoholism, but it clearly related to my issues with food. I know now that there is only ONE single reason that I eat crap: Because it tastes better than broccoli. It is not because of depression, or loneliness, or boredom, or any of the other 10 million bullshit excuses I've used over the years. The book was simply the kick in the head that I needed.
I've lost some weight since reading it - numbers don't matter - but what does matter is that I recognize that my eating habits are mine and I am in control of them. If I eat a bunch of cookies - I ate them - I put them in my mouth, and I was in control of the action. Is eating cookies a wise choice? Nope, but it was mine. It's funny how crap doesn't taste as good now that I don't have depression or anxiety or 1,000,000 other excuses for eating it.
In other news, I've been walking pretty regularly all this time, still with camera in hand, but just haven't been updating this blog.
So what's the purpose of this post? It's time to start scheduling walks and getting other people out there with me again. Check out the events list on the left side of this page, and come out and join me. Please shoot me an email if you plan to join me so I know to wait for you.
My motto is still the same: You can see pictures of cool stuff on the internet, but you can only experience it if you Get Off Your Butt and join me!
Hope to see you out there.