Sunday, January 31, 2010
I will give this a try. Not sure it will work but all I have to lose is negativity. I've been past portion-control, calorie-reduction, deprivation and all those other weight-loss methods for some years now. As a compulsive overeater, anything to do with cutting down or cutting out is a no-no. Food is love, and cannot be changed to any other thing.
As a 30-years vegetarian and counting, I've done massive amounts of research and self experimentation and have come to a very healthy way of eating for good nutrition. My problem, as such, is that I have no "off" switch to hunger, and it doesn't matter what kind of hunger it is. I drink a half-gallon of water daily at a minimum, eat a whole gamut of veg and fruits and grains, cheese for protein, and so on. I buy organic or as close to the source as possible. My New Year resolution is to eat no baked goods unless they are out of my kitchen, and thus far have stuck to it, and of course prefer my own whole-grain breads and sweets made from the best quality ingredients I can find to store-bought products.
The not so great part of life is that I'm dealing with a lot of hostility and negativity at work and it's truly time to leave that environment but of course, the economy being the way it is, finding a different job is a challenge. I persevere.
My wee dog is doing so beautifully in rehabilitating from a spinal cord injury that led to some nerve damage that looks like it will be permanent. She has a wonderful, positive attitude and is so happy and active, daily I am reminded of the courage and great spirit that keeps her going. It keeps me going, too.
I'm not here to learn what to eat or how much to eat. I live a very healthy life already. Chronic depression keeps me from being physically active with a long-term mindset, and this is what I need to overcome. I love to run, stopped ten years ago and just never got up the gumption to get back to it. I miss it greatly and all the time think of the day when I don't have to think about running because I'm out there doing it. I can't do it for me. Hopefully I can find the encouragement to make a beginning, and then take off with it, and in turn give that back to someone else in the same need.
Let's see what happens.