A thread on the general Weight Loss Support forum got me to thinking. I think of losing and gaining weight and all the issues that surround it as cycles and wonder if anyone else does. My cycles are:
Eat healthy > Exercise > No Cravings > Feel Good > Lose Weight > Eat healthy > Exercise > No Cravings > Feel Good > Lose Weight > and so on ....... upward spiral
Eat Sugar and other junk > No Exercise > Cravings > Feel Terrible > Gain Weight > Eat Sugar and other junk > No Exercise > Cravings > Feel Terrible > Gain Weight > and so on ....... downward spiral
In this explanation "upward" and "downward" is not describing my weight but my general health and well being. It is important to me to keep the good upward spiral going. It can be very difficult to pull out of a bad spiral and start it going the opposite way. I actually picture stopping a whirlwind and making it start spinning in the opposite direction.
Being a very visual person, I made a visual aid to remind me and thought that I would share with you.
Am I the only one that sees weight loss like this? Do you get caught in cycles or keep going round in circles like I do?