If You Are What You Eat...I'm Becoming A Celery

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It’s “Diet Philosophy Day”. I have always believed that we become what we think about. However, I didn’t put {food} and {ideas about food} together in until this diet. I honestly never really thought this much about my food choices before. I just ate whatever was easy. This blog has really forced me to think about stuff I used to think was obtuse…like what sort of junk I stuff in my mouth. Boring. And another weird thing is that I've noticed that on the days that I blog....I lose, and visa versa on the days that I skip blogging. Go figure.

Even if no one ever reads this blog, it still helps me to sort out my inner feelings and beliefs.

1.One idea that has shaped my life came from my second oldest sister. Back in 1965, I was worried about being a good mom. My big sister said, “Sweetie, just FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT" (and I thought, Oh, I can do that!) .
2.Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” .
3.My favorite quote by Will Rodgers,“A man will be about as happy as he decides to be.”

I understand that I can’t fake myself skinny, or think myself skinny, but I can decide to think like a skinny person when I shop and when I nibble.

I’m trying to create modifications to my thinking to make hunger an attractive feeling. Today folks use the term “mod” to refer to modifications (i.e. changes) to software, just as we now use the term “app” to refer to applications we download to our software. Well, I need an app or a mod to change the way my brain thinks, especially when I’m feeling hungry. I want to see “diet hunger” as “fun” and “feeling alive”. I want to crave celery and carrots. I want to be addicted to health instead of sugar. Where’s the app?

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    Great ideas! I gorged with fresh strawberries yesterday, so I'm becoming a strawberry. But when I logged my nutrition, I found them surprisingly low in calories.
    2153 days ago
    Me neither, No craving celery or carrots. If you figure out how to make us cravy those thing, please let me know but I think I might have to turn into emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon s My doggie loves carrots, comes running every time he hears us get the veggie peeler out.
    Hugs Gail I enjoyed your blog.
    2153 days ago
    I don't think I'll ever crave carrots or celery, but one never knows. I do know that in the evenings, which used to be my worst time, I have come to appreciate that tiny bit of "hunger" feeling that I get. I tell myself that it is my body using some of the excess that I've stored over the years and is working in my favor! Usually it works and it is getting easier. I hope things are going well for you! Keep up the hard work--it really does pay off!! Hugs, Jeannie
    2153 days ago
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