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It depends on how you look at it

Monday, November 12, 2012

If I think about what I shouldn't eat or what I should do - I feel that this is a very negative way to look at life. Always feeling like we are missing out on pleasure. 'Should' is one of the worst words in the English language.
Instead I try to focus on what I can eat, and what I can do.

I CAN eat plenty of lovely fresh fruit & vegetables (there are plenty of people in the world who don't have access to these things - central australian communities for example). There is so much enjoyment in fresh food, if we allow ourselves to appreciate them.

I CAN move my body without pain. Not everyone can say that - and the more I look after myself, the more likely it is that this will continue into my older years.

I CAN ride my bike in a reasonably safe and clean environment.

I CAN flavour my food with fresh herbs, citrus juices, spices to make a different taste sensation for every meal. If I am bored with my cooking, I have no one to blame but myself.

I CAN find new and healthy ingredients to make preparing & eating food a continuous path of exploration and enjoyment.

I CAN afford to look after myself well - attend a gym, see a doctor/dentist/physio, eat properly (most of the time)

I CAN improve my fitness to make February's 50km mountain bike race more enjoyable.

I CAN complete a 50km mountain bike race.

I CAN eat whatever I want - and fortunately, there is so much good healthy stuff in this world. I try to get that in first.

I CAN maintain this weight (364 days and counting!)

I CAN live without mild depression (that lived with me for a good 15 years)

I CAN have good levels of energy


Eat food, not too much, mostly plants . . . . and move my body!
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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/15/2012 12:24PM

    Love it! LOL to quote a certain famous campaign slogan here in the US... "YES WE CAN!" I look forward to hearing all about your 50km ride when you do it...that sounds awesome!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/14/2012 5:54PM

    Excellent attitude! A gratitude list.....count your blessings........focus on the positive.
A wonderful way to live.


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AMARILYNH 11/13/2012 7:01PM

    This is one of those blogs where 'like' just doesn't seem strong enough - I LOVE this way of looking at life!! I too do much better when I ADD healthy foods to my plan - it leaves little room for the less desirable ones while being very satisfying!! emoticon

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2BERUNNING 11/13/2012 6:00PM

    Love the attitude! Keep you the great things you are doing!

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WATERMELLEN 11/13/2012 8:15AM

    What a positive upbeat blog: seeing the abundance instead of the "deprivation" is so key.

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ZENNITH 11/13/2012 8:12AM

    Great blog!! A refreshing reminder emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 11/13/2012 6:11AM

    Positive thinking is a great thing.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 11/13/2012 12:33AM

    What a great way to look at it! Thanks for sharing!

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BARBWMS 11/12/2012 9:50PM

    Nice.. I liked this a lot.

It seems one of the best parts of the human condition is that we can make choices. You are clearly making good ones.

Thanks for sharing.

Barb

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