I wish it didn’t taste so good. Srsly. I can eat waaaay too much of it. Like last night for instance. I got in one of my “moods” and started cooking away. I made apple butter (can you spell addict??), carnival squash (which actually was really hard and not tasty-boo), red pepper hummus dip with veggies, spiced walnuts, egg muffins (from ) and Peanut Butter Raisin cookies (for my cousin who’s in town and staying with us). It was all sooo good!
I haven’t had any sugar for the past few weeks (including fruit) so last nights choice (yup, I chose) to have some vino definitely hit me like a ton of bricks. I am a major lightweight. I get tipsy from like one sip. No joke. It’s rough. I have been drunk twice in my life and it was horrible. Once was when I was a bridesmaid at my best friend JJ’s wedding in California. Awkward.
Anyways, I was so dehydrated that I kept dreaming about water! Three different dreams where I kept telling people in my dreams that I was soooo thirsty. It was weird. So, it tied in perfectly with a Pinterest quote I saw while scanning the site at 3am. “The road to success is always under construction.”- Lilly Tomlin. Perfect! Life is not simple and health is not easy. If it were, everyone would be thin and fit. It’s hard. I get it. Move on. Make your choices, own them and move forward. I have to do this all the time!
Srsly, I choose poorly sometimes. Not as much as I used to because I make my hubby hide candy and remind me of my goals when I beg for cheesey pop or late night snacks. Truly though, it’s because I know that nothing I eat now will taste as good as feeling fit and trim feels. It feels good to be comfy in my skin. I hate when I’m not.
Sometimes when I feel particularly down on myself (which happens more often than I would like it to) I have to do something I am good at and enjoy. So, I laced up my new boots (thanks The Clymb site!) and drove up to Mt. Hood. I walked along the Sandy River and was blown away by how small I am and how insignificant my problems can be. It was really refreshing!
Anyways, all that to say, be confident in your ability to choose good things for your mind and body. You can do it!