Surviving is not Living

Onward and Upward…er… downward

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Downward, yes downward. As in, shrinking lady hidden belly.

I don’t know. What do you want from me, it’s Monday.

Hello Dear readership (if you so exist), let me just say, I managed to have a truly amazing weekend. I also had a bit of a proud weekend as I (unfortunately) ate restaurant food for every meal and yet managed to still hit a -3 on the scale for my weigh in this morning.  This just goes to show you can make good calorie choices even when eating out. However, pretty much every option is loaded with sodium, so even if it’s low calorie, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s healthy. I’m happy about the calories, but I’m still aware I didn’t exactly eat well this weekend. Yes my goal is to drop weight, eat mindfully (which I’m doing MUCH better at, it’s  a learning process), but also I want to eat good food.  Good food is changing it’s definition in my life. Good food used = comfort food, made my taste buds happy, fattening, sugary, salty, heart attack inducing…you get the picture.

Good food is going to = Unprocessed, low sodium, naturally sweet, whole food, fresh, not out of a box, can, or freezer

It’s a process.

I’m not wanting to cut those things out because it’s become “the thing to do”. I don’t follow hype or diets. I’m not interested in the latest “thing”. I have read and read and read, and I truly believe that the additives, the hormones, etc that are added to so much of our food, are killing us. Whether you’re a size 2 or a size 32, that stuff will still kill you. Although the outside can sometimes show us the problems on the inside, it’s not always the case. I have friends who are very thin, moderately to very active, and yet I’m sure if you were to do a thorough check on their health, it wouldn’t be as ideal as their body type would suggest. It’s not about the outside for me anymore. I mean yes, I can’t wait to fit into some beautiful clothes and explore fashion and turn a couple heads, but that stuff isn’t lasting. I want to live the longest, healthiest, most fulfilling life I can in the time I’m here.

I’m down 8 pounds since I began. It’s hard not to give up when I want that number to be so much higher, but if I give up it will never be higher. It’s so difficult to make this change when I’ve had nearly 28 years of bad habits. It’s not an easy fix. But easy doesn’t teach us anything. Easy keeps us at the status quo. Easy keeps us normal, mundane, stuck.

I don’t wanna be stuck.

(I’m resisting the urge to make a fat joke in the midst of this inspiring moment…)

So, onward and downward my friends. I did this to myself, and it’s only me that can undo it. Cheers to health and to an active, fulfilling, wonderful life.


Written by No More Tomorrows

May 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

Posted in Health, Weight Loss

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