It came up in conversation yesterday...the whole "Diets start on Monday" thing.
That goes right along with "I blew it already today, so I think I'll keep eating like crazy the rest of the day."
...and "Well, I've blown this week, so I'll just keep eating like crazy until..."
Oh, I know it well. I used it. I said it. For me the "until" was until I was 56 years old.
Having it come up again yesterday reminded me, I don't think like that any more. I don't even think in terms of "What am I going to do today?" It's more like, "What am I going to do in the next five minutes?" It's never too early to get back on track. This has been a foundational change of mind-set. I used to crave to get in all the food I could before starting a diet, and if you extend the start for several decades that adds up to a lot of food! Now I crave to stay on my plan. I just have to do it for the next five minutes...continuously. If I mess up in those minutes, I can get back on track in the next five. It's not about tomorrow, or Monday, or the day after Thanksgiving, or January 1st. It's about this moment. What am I going to choose to do NEXT?
Since my stomach is growling, eating breakfast makes sense. I think today I'll have a pancake with strawberries, a scrambled egg and maybe a piece of bacon. It's all part of the plan!