I wrote those words this past January to remind myself that life is what you make of it. For me, focusing on the things that I do know, instead of worrying about the details life has yet to bring.
I'm starting this new blog about my thoughts on food, diet, and eating, because I started to ask myself what it is that I'm all about. What's "my thing"? Yes, I train hard, I love my exercise, but, I believe it's only one part of the bigger picture of reconnecting with our bodies. This is my blog....my personal journal, detailing my daily experiences, for reflection, and personal growth. I'm constantly learning, teaching, and coaching, and through my connections with so many, that relate to this part of life, I'm inspired.
I'm inspired to share this crazy, lucky, miracle about how my relationship with food, eating, my body and training is constantly evolving, for the better. And I can see how every one can start to feel better about themselves, about life, by being happy and grateful, then trusting the rest will follow by being, and staying a positive force.
I deserve to have a joyful life, full of the physical freedom to move my body, to eat good foods, and to think good thoughts....the same as everybody....every...body.
Life is good. Life is joyful. Food is joy. Eating is joyful.
I started my original blog because I would always get people asking me for exact details on what I ate, and how I trained, to have been successful in losing over 120lbs. So I thought, OK, you wanna know! Well here it is....exactly!
Update, Monday evening.....I ended up walking with my sister, Donna, 45 min. after walking 30 minutes to the market and back. When I came home I started eating my favorite snack, turned into meal, turned into mega meal....yogurt (plain, lowfat)/ raisins / sliced raw almonds. By the time I was finished, around 8:45pm, a 16oz container of yogurt was gone, about 1/2 c. raisins, and another 1/2 c. almonds.....and 1/2 c. ice cream...whoops!
This is what I know.....it tasted soooo good. I enjoyed every bit of it. I feel so stinkin' lucky to even have the choice to eat food so good! How lucky am I?
Tuesday AM weight 134.2 (eating alot after 6pm will do that to me!)
Menu (low calorie day)
coffee/cream 100 cal.
Total calories 1070
I had two killer workouts today, and then spent the afternoon in the kitchen. I made barley soup with beef shanks.... yum...I made some veggie soup with spring garlic and turnip greens to serve over parsnip and turnip puree, (photo and details to be posted soon.) I'm working all day on Wednesday and my food is already prepped, I just have to pack it! I'm so lucky, today was a good day....like everyday.
Wednesday 133.4 (see blog post)
Thursday AM weight 136.0 (cool!)
coffee/cream 100 cal
Total 1000 cal.
After the Easter candy/chocolate binge, I kept the calories low. For whatever reason, I'm never hungry the day after choosing to overeat.
I just chose to write 2 things I wouldn't normally write. The word "cool" after my weight, my first thought after knowing I would have to admit that number, was "ouch", but so what....I'm am so freakin' tired of the freakin' judgement I put on myself about a stinkin' number I can change whenever I want to....God....get over it!
And "binge". I've been avoiding that word as much as possible choosing instead phrases like "high calorie"....I'm so freakin over it. I'm just too tired of all of the word game playing for today. it is what it is and I am what I am which is goodness....crazy goodness.
Friday AM weight 133.2 (see post, lamb shanks)
Saturday AM weight 133.4
Life tastes good.