Yesterday I mentioned picking up my morning smoothie. I honestly don’t want to know if they are healthy… we are going to say they are and for now claim it as the one dietary thing I am doing right!
I’ve actually made some positive changes over the past several years. I haven’t had a soda for many years, I rarely eat anything fried, I no longer eat meat and I gave up coffee last January.
You might notice I didn’t mention sweets or things with white flour. Here’s the thing. Last January Tina and I started a 6 week clense (that actually lasted 4 months). We did not eat meat or anything that came from an animal, we avoided sugars, processed foods, etc.
We attempted to eat a pound of raw vegetables and a pound of cooked vegetables every day. Along with eating fruit, beans and nuts. We felt great. Our cravings vanished, we had energy that didn’t depend on caffine and we lost weight.
When we decided to allow certain foods back into our diet…the slippery slope began.
The ocassional egg, a little cheese, oh why not a piece of chocolate?
I continue to go without meat and I’ve stayed away from coffee….but sugar, peanut butter and breads all seem to know my name and call me frequently, insisting I have just one bite or maybe a plate full.
We are both determined to resume our previous way of eating and begin focusing on our health again. Sadly I think it will need to wait until after the holidays. My goal from now until January is to avoid weaving too far off the path.
Not long ago I heard someone say….”Our new bad is better than our old bad.”
So true….I may eat a couple pieces of candy now…but I don’t eat the entire box.
I need to be dumped on a deserted island to do this. I have no will power and can convince myself if I don’t eat that chocolate. .. I WILL CERTAINLY DIE! 😉
I’ll have to work on that. I’m thinking it would be easier to be more active and burn that chocolate piece off by hiking. I sux at exercise too.
My compromise is to seek a laborious job for next season. It doesn’t seem like exercise when I’m working.
My chocolate speaks to me!! It TELLS me I will die without it!! Evil chocolate!!
I am fortunate that I love exercise…I really do. I go to the gym almost daily and bike. If it weren’t for that I would probably weigh 50 lbs more
I am a complete failure in the sugar avoidance department. I’m starting to think of it as a serious character defect.
Four months?! I bow in deep respect to you.
Not a failure….sugar is evil and manipulating….it is NOT our fault. Blame the sugar!!
Blame the sugar but not Sugar! 😉
Lifelong battle here too. I also love to exercise but menopause and portion control have teamed up with sugar and declared all out war on my body. I do eat a lot of raw and cooked veggies and lots of fruit but what is life without peanut butter?
I hate to admit that menopause and portion control have joined the fight but they really have.
Love the peanut butter 😉
It was nice texting with you today Sue….even if it was a mistake!
BTW…Never blame Sugar!
Well except maybe for farts. Haha!