My First Reward Was Unexpected
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
"Why aren't the corners of my mouth cracking?" I thought, as I opened my mouth to take a bite of papaya this morning. Then it occurred to me that perhaps this eating right thing might actually work! Oh, I fully intend to eventually lose weight, and feel better, but such a little thing as my mouth not cracking/bleeding was not expected, and surely not as soon as just my second day!
I fell from grace on my first full day, doing my duty to clean out the leftover bbq ribs in the fridge before I "really" started my diet. Noble of me. But, as I was smartly told a few days ago by a raw food chef and author, I should worry more about adding good foods into my habit and not worry at all about subtracting anything that I want. She said if I add the right foods then my body will take over and tell me at some point to eat less and less of those other toxic foods. Stop eating bad food: Not my job. Start eating good food: My job.
So, my first full day shouldn't be counted as either success or failure, but just a day. I ate some good things. I took my vitamins/minerals. I drank water. It was a day. And my lips don't crack anymore.
Hurrah. My first reward, and I wasn't even all that good about my eating. I think my body likes me.