Lifestyle Changes based on self love

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Today I went to a networking luncheon. The food served was dismal -1. filet of cold fish ; 2 fried shrimp,2 mayo heavy salads; cesaer salad and carrot cake. In the past I would probably have eaten everything offered. After all, I paid $20 and I am hungry at lunchtime. Today I looked at it and thought "I want to nourish my body in the healthiest way out of love and self respect". I ate the cold fillet, the leaves of lettuce with the least amount of dressing and part of the noodle and faux crab salad; none of the cake, fried shrimp or orzo and (canned?) fruit salad. The best part was, it was not hard to not eat up everything there. I am going to remember to treat my body as my friend and be good to it!

I am really intrigued by the Spark article on "Stop Dieting and Start Living". I need to remember:
"Learning to take good care of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually—so that you don’t want to use eating to solve problems it really can’t—is a lifelong learning process that is constantly changing as your needs and circumstances change".
I'm really glad that there are people and material here for me to grab on to when I grapple with remembering and re-learning.
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    It speaks volumes that you were able to make smart decisions from dismal choices.

    Have a great weekend.
    5042 days ago
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    wow! in the past I would have slurped it all down happily & wished there was more. like when can i have that again??? but funny, i could almost taste the aversion. where were the healthier choices???? i had a friend last year who said she was going to the theater after dinner out at a restaurant and they had paid for an expensive meal. it would spoil if she took it home. but if she ate it, she would be overeating and she really wanted to not hurt herself anymore by over-eating. for the 1st time she left food on the plate. she realized she was worth more than the little bit of $$ on the plate. it had never occurred to me before.... and took some thinking to realize that it is kinder to nourish myself than to overeat, even if it means walking away from extra (or even free) food. ~ today, you realized you want to love/nourish your body. hold on to that.
    5043 days ago
    Boy did this blog ever hit home for me! I need to go look for that article and use it on my team. I am the leader for Depression and Dieting. I completely agree that a new lifestyle change is something we will always be working on. I only want to eat good foods now too and would rather go with less and good over more and bad.
    5043 days ago
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