Thursday, January 28, 2010
Clearing my head
You may be wondering how I could lose the inches posted above in just a two-day period. Well it may be a measuring anomaly, but I'll take it. I think it could be real, though, because I am running every day and I have a lot to lose. Also I must confess to one thing, or at least, correct something I have posted. I said no sugar drinks or juice, but there is one exception, my other true love: fresh squeezed orange juice. There is nothing like it, it is literally liquid elation to the soul. Having lived in cold climates most of my life, I soak up orange season here like I will never see an orange again. I am a real snob now, don't you dare present me with Tropicana, or even Florida orange, they are NOTHING to my sweet, sweet fresh-squeeze...all things in moderation though. I limit myself to 8oz every morning with breakfast. I know, I know there is sugar in it, and probably lots of it, I am just trying to make BETTER choices. High-fructose concentrate, or fresh from mother-earth liquid oranges? You see my point? Anyway, lately the cravings for sweets and baked goods have been really been messing with my head. "I can just have one cookie, or just a bite, can't I?" But I am afraid one bite turns into two-dozen. So, when I get a craving, I step aside and think to myself, "Am I really hungry?," "Am I feeling lonely, and want some food to fill the void?," "Is that 50+ minutes of sweat this morning worth the cookies?" I have to reason with the blue monster inside of me and let him know that food is to nourish not to numb. I did have one cookie, I decided that one was ok. I ate it, and was satisfied, VICTORY! Let me explain: life is full of goodies, and I cannot avoid them completely--so I am really happy that I was able to eat just ONE cookie. It is all very psychoanalytical, but taking a moment to clear my head, maybe even swing on the hammock helps me to make better food choices.