Diet isn't a dirty word...

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The word diet in Latin means way of life. This is how I will look at that word from now on. It isn't a deprivation of one food group or another, it isn't starving you until you are crabby and ready to eat a horse. It is what I am doing now, creating a somewhat healthy, very portioned controlled way of life. I can eat everything I want, just not all at once and not as much as I want. I am not worrying about following a specific eating plan but just watching what I am eating and making sure I stick to my caloric allowances for the day.

This, way of life, has given me a tremensoud amount of freedom and a wonderful feeling of normalcy. I went to two parties over the weekend and didn't need to ask for anything special, have people ask me if I was on a diet etc. I just chose the things I wanted to eat in moderation and accounted for them at the end of the night. Knowing I was going to have to type those in my food log kept me aware of what I was eating. I had such a great time at both parties and didn't feel deprived I couldn't have a drink or a small piece of cake ...if I wanted to. The interesting thing is I didn't want to and didn't need to have cake. This was a very interesting revelation to me.

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    "The word diet in Latin means way of life."

    That is perfect, and I will keep that in my mind too.
    2235 days ago
    You are so strong! Very proud of you Tina!
    4066 days ago
    Go Ms. Glimmer! It's all about the mindset, isn't it? I know, I don't tell people I'm on a diet - I'm on a fitness program - a campaign to become fit and healthy! And this is a program for life! Totally positive!
    4067 days ago
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