Yesterday I felt like a six-day-failure. Today is a new day. I read your comments - all of them - and remembered I'm not in this alone. It helps. Don't ask me why, but it does. I've also been looking over some books I have here at home. EATING MINDFULLY by Susan Albers is great. So is The 17-Day-Diet.
Even though the word "diet" is part of the title of the book, it's a healthy way of eating and a good reminder for me. Why? Because I feel terrific when I eat healthy. I feel like I can take on the world. I think it's the combination of foods that give me the zest that I long for every single day. When I read and re-read the book, I'm reminded to eat fruit and lean proteins. When I EAT, I'm not hungry.
My oldest son just bought the book today. We're going to eat together (not literally) for the next 17 days and support each other. I'm hoping he'll join us here. Eric is awesome. He'll probably be able to develop new habits more quickly that I can.
So, maybe I should look at my year-long journey as 17 days at a time. I wonder if that would be easier? Guess I'll find out!