Sunday, July 26, 2009
I have been closely tracking my Blood Sugars and food for about six weeks. I feel good about what I have accomplished. I have actually AVOIDED Chocolate impulses several times. Which is a thrilling change for me. Another positive is that I have decided NOT to be so dang rigid with myself. Before it was more all or nothing thinking. Like, I cannot have ANY bread or I can only eat Tomatoes, this is NOT living. allowing myself a whole selection of fresh vegetables and fruits and high fiber breads is wonderful. Giving ME permission to enjoy what I am making and learning when works and what does not.
Sugar-free Jello has been a real helper for me. Low carbs, low calorie and quite fun when you mix fresh fruits and greek yogurt into it. I always have it in the house. It has saved me from the Chocolate impulses. I know that jello might not sound great to some people. but experiment with it and make it yours!
Two things were said to me that really helped me gain prospective on what I eat.
1. In April I saw the doctor and she said that she felt I had given up. Which was true. She then went on to say, that everyone can improve their life. Even if you have two days left to live, doctors can do something to improve those two days. I do not know if this makes sense to you, but it helped me realize, I am never going to be the perfect size, weight, health but I can do small things in my life to improve the life I am living.
2. Another doctor told me, that I should go to the farmers markets and buy the fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables I want. I told her, no, they were too expensive. She said, how much are you spending on the junk food you are eating? DUH! If I do not spend it on junk food, I can get the foods I love, or experiment with new food. WOW was that a revaluation. I would think nothing of spending money on a $10 box of Sees candy but spend $10 on fresh raspberries was a waste of money. NO LONGER! WOW was that freeing. Giving myself permission to buy healthy things I wanted! What an amazing concept!