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Day One (again)

Sunday, December 08, 2013

The scale reads 312 pounds. That’s 40 pounds more than last March (2013) and my waist is 59 inches. When it comes to eating food and exercising there is only failure.

Coffee with two sugars and a little milk launched a healthier better life program. Coffee should taste like coffee rather than ice cream. Coffee this morning is half-and-half as cream and high doses of sugar. Coffee may have been present. It tasted great before remembering that coffee needs to taste like coffee and not ice cream. Why I request two sugars instead of a substitute? I do not want to start a cycle with artificial sweeteners that exacerbates my desire for sweets. Weaning off sugars is something I understand.

Breakfast drink is 12 oz. 95% fruit processed in a Vita Mix. Thick and pulpy with very little water. I gulp rather than enjoy it. Fruit malts are evil treats and not breakfast. Today’s change is 1/2 volume water, ½ volume vegetables, and one fruit.

Margaret, my better half, says that she will be on board with a healthier better life program. We cleaned the cupboards and agreed that we do not purchase Costco size chips. She just left to purchase food for breakfast and lunches. I wonder how she will do. I am optimistic but I hope she wants me alive and not dead in the near future.
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    Day One is good. Day One is always good, no matter how many times you do it. If you think about it, each day is Day One for every one of us. I've read that we make about 200 decisions a day -- no wonder we're exhausted. But every decision is a chance to get it right.

    You mentioned that there was a time when food was unaffordable. I've been there, and food insecurity is a monster to battle. How can you set about convincing your stomach that there is sufficient food, and will be, and that you don't have to gorge before the next famine period? When my husband and I were keeping company, he invited me to his home for a barbeque, and while dinner was cooking, he gave me a 'tour' of his pantry, pointing out that he had food enough to last him six weeks or better. I thought it was odd, but it was obviously important to him to know that he could eat regularly even if he couldn't get out to grocery-shop for a few weeks. We're told often enough that food isn't love, but for some of us, food represents safety. Holidays and family gatherings center around food and drink. Food is family is love, and lack of food is frightening, and can feel like being unloved.

    You have a wonderful family who obviously love you dearly. I'm so glad your dear wife is working with you on eating better. It helps to have in-house cooperation. You can do this, and it sounds like you're willing to keep trying until something clicks. We're here for you.
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    Glad the two of you are working together
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