Creating peace with food starts every day
Monday, January 28, 2013
What do I have to say today? Life is good. My focus on my "interior integrity" has really made a difference. It has been easy to stay on track with my eating choices, I have been running faster, and I have been happy with myself at the end of my day.
I left work late in the evening the last 3 days, and instead of thinking ahead to what I could eat when I got home at 10 pm, I was thinking about my friends and family. I was reviewing my day and feeling satisfied. Satisfied without eating something "extra". I get happy feelings just thinking about it!
And today, while I have ice cream and popcorn in the house, and thought several times about eating some I didn't. And I don't feel cheated or deprived or suffering.
One of my SP challenges this weekend is to write about what my life will look like when I reach my goal. I think it will look like what I just described.
I've worked with an on-line coach who asked me to work towards "peace with food". I like that idea. I see it as not looking for food to do more than its true purpose, to fuel my body. It isn't to be used as a reward, comfort, guilty pleasure, or one of the million other things I've asked it to do.
That's what I'm working on now--peace with food. Which will result in peace in my heart and soul. Not that life won't still throw curveballs, but that I will be equipped to handle them in a healthy way. And I will be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle--keeping up with my grandkids, moving my furniture around, just being able to go and do whatever I want.
I'm not putting anything on hold for some future perfect weight. I am living my life the best I can right now. What is your plan?