Thursday, September 20, 2012
It is hard to imagine how often I have to remind myself that real nutrition doesn't come pre-packaged, conviently, or manufactured. Unless you count GMO's, but lets not go there just yet. The desk where I spend half of my work day is located, facing into a row of vending machines, bursting at the seams with enough pre-packaged junk to make a trail the length of the great wall of china. When I first started working here it was my go to source for a snack, and all the money wasted aside, I can't believe that, looking back...how many times I have run to vending machines, enough to sadly say probably got me to where I am today, at only a few pounds shy of the heaviest I have ever been. I have made a vow, to make my pack my own healthy lunch for one week, starting tomorrow. (since the oppertunity to pack a lunch today has long past). I have been packing healthy veggies for two days in a row, I've almost eaten my way through a whole cucumber, an entire head of celery and 2 medium tomatoes. I have already felt like I had more energy in the past 2 days than I have in the past year. Enough to fix the dryer, and move the compost bin in the back yard so that I can prep the new space for a garden next year. I am working on my life, I never expected it to be so much of a learning experience, but it really is. If you don't keep working at it, it literally, and physically falls through your fingers. I have let things go, for far too long.
Last weekend I hiked 6 miles, part of a trail around Mt. St. Helens (WA, USA) and it was an incredible experience, this weekend I am hiking saddle mountain (OR, USA) for a second time. The first was 7 years ago, when I was at my skinniest. I am hoping to prove my celulose wrong this weekend, that I can hike past it! Wish me luck!