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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEACHEROF4TH 10/13/2012 10:35PM

    You're on your way! That is what matters! Best of luck to you.

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MIAJOEB 10/13/2012 11:09AM

    Well, just take it one day at a time and no beating self up.

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NANADERRICK 10/10/2012 4:06PM

    Ya for You!!! Keep going and keep us posted on how it goes. BTW, I just LOVE papaya, I have several trees in my yard bearing now!!!

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