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Today’s thought.

I order the vegetable-only box from my CSA and always add fruit. Because I can.

Brenda.

Small wins

It’s been a week since I decided to make a significant change in my choice of foods that I eat. And, happily I report, it’s actually made a difference in my health. My blood sugars are almost constantly normal. I wish I had done this sooner in my life, but (as a younger me) I don’t think I would have been able to see the benefits of these changes — and only  dwell on what I thought I was missing out on.

This week I’m not going to worry about what the scale says as long as I am continuing on my exercise routine and making better food choices to fuel my health. In fact, I think I’m going to hide the scale for a while.

Healing my relationship with food - Part 2: Moving on

Everyday I set out with the best of intentions. I will accomplish my goals, I will do everything on my list, I will succeed today. 

Yet I find myself dwelling on the mistakes and lost opportunities more than when I do something right. And with one small mistake I feel like throwing all my hard work in the garbage. What’s the point? 

The point is to keep going and start over again tomorrow. Today wasn’t so great, but that’s OK. It’s not worth giving up all that progress.

And I am moving on from the trap of “I will reward myself with this food.” Food is not a reward (unless you are a dog) — it’s fuel to keep you healthy and strong. 

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Healing my relationship with food - Part 1: The apology

I think anyone who has been concerned with their weight has to admit that they have a problem with food. Call it a bad habit, or maybe an addiction —all i know is that my relationship with food has always been a tough one.

Unlike most people I have to think about food more than I’d like to. I have to analyze every bite I take and plan how much medication that I need for each morsel of food.

It sucks. 

Now that I am 30, I feel the effects of aging a little more quickly that my peers that are not diabetic. I know that I will probably also have a thyroid problem when I’m older…which is getting closer and closer. I know that being overweight is something that runs on both sides of the family. But I also know it’s something that can be overcome with hard work. It doesn’t have to be my fate. 

I joined Weight Watchers about six weeks ago. I have been losing weight. But this last week I gained some back. [In case you couldn’t tell, this post is my pep talk for getting back on track.] Although I thought I stayed relatively within my Points budget for the week, I admit that I opted for the non-vegetable food groups more. Oh, what a difference.

I’m sorry I abandoned you, vegetables. It’s difficult to live with you 100% of the time, but I’m getting used to it. I promise I won’t stray as far next time. 

Laura’s mane

Glasses realness.