Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sometimes life throws us what seems to be unfair, unattainable, unimaginable, unexpected and/or unwanted. Seems we drive our lives like an approaching storm. The wind in the storm isn't deterred by obstacles in its path, rather it circumvents these and travels at will to its end. Is that us? Not choosing the path we should follow but rather the path of least resistance. It is much easier for me to just gather supplies and make something to eat, then to gather supplies after some or much thought before constructing a delicious healthy meal. It similar to stopping at a fast food restaurant to grab a bag of food to go instead of investing in the pleasure of tickling our taste buds with a sit down meal.
Developing a meal prep habit may seem out of reach. Have you looked at the thousands of healthy recipe choices available through Spark. They tell you ingredients, amount of time to prepare,size of servings, and the nutritional content. The hardest thing with a recipe is which one to make.
It isn't fair that we can continue to make inappropriate food choices, yet can make substantially wise choices when it comes to helping others make the "right" choice. It seems to us, unimaginable others do not make or know how to make these choices which seem obvious to us. Yet in all honesty we fall into the same crevice as the ones we are making those "wise" choices. After all we just stopped at a fast food drive thru to pick up our meal so we would have enough energy to give our opinion , whether asked for or not! it may even have been unwanted!
I remember when the choices weren't so important. I could eat just about anything and never gain an ounce. Now I look at a roll in the morning and pay for it the rest of the day, especially if it causes me to make other similar choices.
For a long time I could only see what I remembered about my physical dimensions when I looked in the mirror instead of the real image looking back at me. My memory never included the image I was seeing now. Which is why I am trying to change. I want the image to match the memory a little better. The end result is a Healthier ME!
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    Good luck on your journey. I'm sure you will succeed. Just keep on keeping on and before you know it you will see the person that you once were looking back at you in your mirror. Happy 2013!!!!
    2238 days ago
    Wanting to move toward healthy changes is the first step toward seeing a new you in the mirror. Just keep taking steps forward!
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  • JILL313
    I still get kind of shocked when I glance at a mirror as I barely recognize myself now. Like so many of us I used to take being slim for granted. . .and finally my overeating and lack of exercise turned me into a 100 overweight woman who I almost don't see as myself. We have so much good and useful info right at our fingertips on Spark. It's up to us to utilize it as it's just about everything we need to know and now to use it. I want my visual image of myself to match what I see in the mirror. It's all up to us to not only talk the talk but walk the walk. I just wish it was easier to always eat healthy as I'm not as consistent with that as I should and need to be. I can tell by your pictures that your face is already looking slimmer--good for you! Take good care. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2238 days ago
    Beautifully expressed, thank you for sharing. I totally understand about remembering the image you used to see and blogged about it as well. Best wishes on your healthy journey to wholeness and remembering your authentic self. Happy New Year!
    2239 days ago
    I think this is one of the hardest parts of the whole journey...I have known what to do and how to do it for many, many years, but putting it all into practice is another story altogether. We end up taking detours on this journey that sometimes takes us places we don't want to go, but on the other hand, these detours often lead us to an understanding we might not have had otherwise. Getting back on the trail and moving forward is critical and the issue I seem to struggle with more than I like or want. But, we can do it...we won't give up and we will make progress. Often on SP I see this: two steps forward and one back will still get us further ahead than if all our steps are back. The end result numbers are not too important to me, but a healthier body is very important! We can do it!! Good luck to you and Happy New Year!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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