I had to post about this diet we are on…again. I am SHOCKED at how good/bad I feel. My body is saying, “no more!”, and my mind is saying, “bring it on”.
I am amazed at how strategic we are having to be about our meal planning. No more, “what do you want for dinner” at 6:00. Nope. Now it is, “ok, what is for lunch and dinner tomorrow?”. Though I would love to say this type of meal planning is coming naturally to me, I cannot. Generally, my day is go, go, go, and I figure out food along the way. This is why I am in bad health. I know this.
On a lighter note, I am finding some comfort in the fact I am becoming more disciplined. Instead of thinking I can’t have certain foods, I am thinking about the things I can enjoy. It is shocking how comfortable becoming uncomfortable is. We, as Americans, are so used to having whatever it is we want whenever we want it, we have forgotten what we need. The human body is made specifically for work. This work cannot be accomplished without a healthy machine to back it up. When we (I) have a body that is not feeling good, it isn’t going to “work”. It is going to enjoy sitting in front of the T.V. and munching on a bag of chips. When we (I) have a healthy body, the machine works instinctively. It just does what it does, and it likes it.
I am no where near where I want to be. There is a LONG road ahead. But, to get anywhere, you first have to get off your butt. As far as what I am eating, I have gotten off my butt. Thanks to inspiration from Dr. Asa Andrew, my husband and I are going to see our grandchildren be born…that is unless we are hit by a truck. 🙂