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Freedom of Choice

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Yesterday, my nephew said "Oh yea, you can't have dessert because you're on a diet." He was wrong in two ways. First - I am not on a diet. To me, being on a diet means eating "diet" foods and not eating "bad" foods until I've either reached my goal or quit. It is short term, restrictive, and usually not very successful. I am not on a diet. I am trying to eat healthier and make permanent lifestyle changes, including my diet, to become a better me. But I am not "on a diet". Second - I can have dessert ( in moderation). It may mean cutting down on some other foods later in the day. And I won't have dessert every day. But I have that freedom. I can eat anything I want but I keep in mind the consequences and try to keep things in balance. I have the freedom to choose. emoticon So yes, nephew, I can have that dessert or I can politely say no and enjoy an apple instead. I have the freedom of choice rather than the restrictions of some diet.
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  • TWLITE
    I think that's a great way to look at it. Good for you!!! emoticon
    4178 days ago
  • MSCAT3851
    What a great way to think! I have just started back on SP and have lost 14 lbs. and I have totally adjusted my thinking about eating. I do eat what I want when I want, but oh so much less. And better choices in what I eat. I also feel that I am not dieting this time, but I am eating healthier and getting my body stronger and my mind sharper and more alert. I have five grandchildren, two I have custody of and I am adopting a third (ages 11,4, & 1), so I need all the energy i can get! I want to be able to teach them and guide them in life for a very long time. They need me. They are the reason I have finally gotten back on track with this food issue. And God is giving me the strength and will to do it. SP is a great tool to use in getting to my goals. Blessings to you on your journey to a healthier you.
    4194 days ago
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