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Willpower: No longer required

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I feel happy today for no particular reason. It's been quite a while since I could say that and really mean it. I have had that feeling more and more lately and I really think it's because I'm eating so much better and cooking much more than eating out these days. I'm not focusing on counting calories or elminating fat, but more so on eating whole, minimally processed foods whenever possible. If I want something fried, or sweet, I make it myself, using healthy oils and organic ingredients if I can. I made brownies with black beans the other day and I think they are pretty darn good! I also had chocolate cake at the office when someone was celebrating an anniversary and that was ok too. I will never be one of those people who eliminates something completely. When I want it, I will have it, but I can honestly say that I haven't had a craving in months!

This is where the willpower comes in. I feel that I don't need it anymore. I used to pass my favorite fast food places and get that nervous feeling like I had to distract myself so I wouldn't cave into my cravings. Now I really don't feel anything when I pass by them. If I want a burger, I'll make one at home - using salsa instead of ketchup, and put as many interesting vegees on top as I want, with a side of baked tater tots or home made fries in coconut oil, and feel very satisfied.

I love the feeling of being in control and focused on putting good things into my body. Treating it like the gift that it is. I just wish I had come to this place much earlier in my life, but it sure feels good to be here now!
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