Yesterday I mentioned I was dropping my weight goal. I’d like to add it's not a license to eat everything that’s unhealthy. It's not a license to take seconds or thirds. It's not a license to have crazy amounts of refined sugar nor drink alcohol.
I am going to trust myself with making the right decisions. I will still step on the scale every Sunday and be accountable.
The first test was yesterday, it was Mother’s Day. For supper we had steak, potatoes salad and a cake bought at the bakery.
My health is MY responsibility, I can't take anyone else’s responsibility. So when I filled up the plates, I told everyone that I would give every one a reasonable portion but if they wanted more, they would have to get it themselves.
I won't point a finger at any of the other 3 persons *cough* *cough*, but they all went back for seconds on the salad! I had no intention of doing so from the beginning, eat less was in my mind.
When I got to the cake, first of all it was a small cake, half the size we used to buy. I told everyone that I could serve them a piece the same size as mine or they could get their own. I had a piece that was about half an inch thick. Going from a 2 inches size down to half an inch... not bad at all. This was the first refined sugar since Easter.
I took my time to eat it, I enjoyed it and I didn't need any more. Now the sugar valve has been re-closed, I won't have sweets for weeks. There is still a piece of it in the fridge, my name is not written on it!
My back is getting better, yesterday I resumed walking. I walked 4 KM, I wanted to do more but I decided to take it slow.
I'm taking full responsibility for my health. I eat less, exercise when I can. Tomorrow I'll see my doctor, I know he will not be happy that I stopped my cholesterol pill, he will give me hell but I don't care, he is not responsible for me, I am, so all he can do is give advice, right?
He is a bit outdated. Every times I told him I was eating healthy, he would say it doesn't matter, I had to eat less, I could eat 10 pounds of carrots a day, I would still gain weight.
He was not telling me what to do, he wasn’t telling me anything that could help (but I stopped eating 10 lbs of carrots). So I didn’t take his advice. I can't switch doctor, but in the end, I'm the one responsible.
Hey my daughter was just telling me that she now has to prove she is not a robot to post a comment on my blog. I didn't set that up, but I'm glad it's doing it, I have been suspecting some of you folks to be robots LOL
Eat more fibers - verify the ingredient listings and select those that specify “whole” before the name grain.Beware of multigrain imposters; The “multigrain” in a product might be from refined grains.