Saturday, March 27, 2010
There's something about new beginnings...a fresh start, a new chance. Especially on a Saturday morning in early spring when the sun is shining - there's just so much potential there. Today could be the day I take on the world. Do my taxes. Finish my thank-you notes. Spend time with my mother. Go out for an epic run. Or... get back on track with my eating.
Then time rolls on. There are appointments that get in the way of the ideal day, there are snatches of wasted time that leave me surprised and guilty when I look at the clock, laziness. There's hunger and instant gratification. A less-than-perfect choice, perhaps followed by another. The day's been tainted.
Did anybody see "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" last night? Jamie Oliver is a British chef who is visiting what is apparently the least healthy town in the United States to encourage healthier eating. He emphasized fresh, natural foods over processed junk. I completely agree that natural is better, but that's not my problem at all. My problem is quantity. I can stuff my face full of too much fruit, whole grain, fat-free organic dairy, wild Alaskan salmon, raw nuts........... it's incredibly healthy food, but it's not healthy at all when you eat too much of it.
Random blog entry I'm coming up with here! Just a couple other totally disconnected thoughts I'd like to share. One, I was down almost four pounds today for absolutely no reason, woohoo. Two, I think I need to come up with a challenge for myself to get back on track. Okay, one more thought. I wonder if I will EVER be fully permanently on track, or will I ALWAYS be either on or off the wagon with recent memories of the other side??