Thursday, May 03, 2007
The word diet in Latin means way of life. This is how I will look at that word from now on. It isn't a deprivation of one food group or another, it isn't starving you until you are crabby and ready to eat a horse. It is what I am doing now, creating a somewhat healthy, very portioned controlled way of life. I can eat everything I want, just not all at once and not as much as I want. I am not worrying about following a specific eating plan but just watching what I am eating and making sure I stick to my caloric allowances for the day.
This, way of life, has given me a tremensoud amount of freedom and a wonderful feeling of normalcy. I went to two parties over the weekend and didn't need to ask for anything special, have people ask me if I was on a diet etc. I just chose the things I wanted to eat in moderation and accounted for them at the end of the night. Knowing I was going to have to type those in my food log kept me aware of what I was eating. I had such a great time at both parties and didn't feel deprived I couldn't have a drink or a small piece of cake ...if I wanted to. The interesting thing is I didn't want to and didn't need to have cake. This was a very interesting revelation to me.