A challenge: An opportunity to learn
Thursday, May 09, 2013
On Tuesday I had my second tooth extraction in a little over a month. Seems like my teeth are getting old and weary and they just want OUT! Who can blame them after more than 6 decades of eating, chewing, biting and crunching? They're just tired I guess.
So it's my turn at the dentist again, and I hope this is the last time. I thought when I repented of all my junk food binging and walked the healthy path all would settle down, but it was not to be.
I'm blogging this in relation to food, because everything in my life has always been in relation to food. So the last extraction, and this one, has become a challenge to eat healthy, but soft foods, and emotional eating doesn't really fit in. It's been interesting, as most challenges are, and I've had to become even more careful and aware of what I'm eating than ever before. I'm planning my meals, ordering my essentials on line (I do online grocery shopping and LOVE it!), and cooking ahead so meals are prepared and ready when hunger strikes. One thing that has been eliminated is the snacking obsession. There are very few instant gratification snacks available in the way of soft foods, and ice cream is NOT an option! (AND PLEASE DON'T GIVE ME ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!) lol
All in all, this experience is good training on my healthy eating journey, because I've been forced to
think about every bite that goes into my mouth: Does it have seeds? Is it crunchy? Is it smooth and non-irritating? And then it needs to provide fiber, protein and the basic fruits and veggies for the day. So another chapter in my weight loss journey is being written, and it's an education!