image from Martha Stewart
I recently stepped on the scale (nope- I cannot give up that habit quite yet)
and realized that I have never weighed this little in all my adult life.
I've actually drastically cut down on my exercising and dancing since Europe
so you would think I would have gained weight since the summer.
But I attribute my weight loss to one thing and one thing only.
Since I started this shopping freeze I looked at all the excess in my life and realized I ate a lot of food.
Yes, a big hearty bowl of spaghetti and meatballs is what every girl craves after a long day
but I could instead have celery and hummus and be okay.
I'm little- I won't die of starvation.
Now I only eat when hungry and when I do eat I try to make it super healthy and in small portions.
It's not about deprivation.
When I want something (like a hot fudge sundae with raspberries and chocolate cake) then I'll eat it.
But when I can I will eat as healthy as possible.
So basically, my new motto is "I can eat/buy/consume less and be okay."
(Now don't you all want a big bowl of spaghetti?)