I have made it three weeks now on my journey to ‘eat clean’. I’ve avoided processed food, caffeine, dairy product and meat. On Tuesday night I went out to M’s pub and had to make decisions about my journey. I could have stuck to eating clean much more than I did. I also could have enjoyed some foods I hadn’t had in a long time. I made decisions, I didn’t feel like a victim or that I was being ‘bad’. I took all I learned and just applied it. I enjoyed a turkey burger, lavash appetizer, and squash soup. I had a few bites of desert.
This is all about what a person wants. What’s the big picture of what you want to do, where you want to go, who you want to impact in life? I have a friend who has wanted a new job, thought about relocating but had a house to sell. If the right job came along that would make the relocation fall into place. The house held little sentimental value and in this housing market getting out from under it with no loss would be a gain. The job took months to find but when the offer came it had all the characteristics involved. The relocation had been thought out and executed. The week before the move an offer was made on the house and … sold.
The saying I live by is “be careful what you wish for, you will get it.”
I’m off to a better year of eating. I haven’t committed to a vegetarian diet or anything that radical. I am ready to add many more vegetables and soups to my diet on a regular basis. I enjoy a protein shake as a fulfilling meal now that I’ve taken the time to learn ways to prepare it for my taste. Detox was good. More objective results to come but the subjective is really positive for me.
I have to think more about the rest of the year. I have to think about more areas of my life. Valentine’s day is coming up. Love and relationships are next on the list. I don’t want to grow old alone. Need to think on that.
Keeping that perpetual list – Michelle