Feeling Hungry!

Walking away from the mountain is a long trek – they do say Rome wasn’t built-in a day, and it did take a whopping 42 years to build up this seriously unhealthy relationship to food and anxiety, it’s not going to take a day to break it all down.  But, after seeing the sports nutritionist, there have been some improvements.

  1. Firstly, I don’t have cravings anymore where all I could do is butter my desk at work, at a touch of salt, and eat it.  And that is always good.
  2. Secondly, my blood sugar seems to be more stable.  I am still always feeling hungry, but somehow it seems just less so… (maybe I am just having a good week?)
  3. Thirdly, I am really enjoying my running – and is also always good.  I am going to run and lunch time now, although it is gale force winds outside, but if hubby can cycle in this wind, I can run in this wind.
  4. And lastly – for now – I don’t feel like I’m eating all the time.

So, surely I must be headed in the right direction?  Well, we can hope – what I do know is this: I cannot continue to live my life surrounded by the idea that I need to eat all the time and eat everything in sight.  It’s not healthy, nor is it balanced.  So, I guess more than seeing the sports nutritionist, is working on my thoughts and attitude.  And it is so hard – when you’ve been thinking one way your entire life, its hard to build up a new complex network of new thoughts.

She also said we must eat slowly, really chew our food well – and focus on enjoying our meals: give our brains and bodies time to realise that we’re actually full…

 

 

 

 

Paleo Diet

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Tomorrow I meet with this person – who has her doctorate in sports nutrition and did her thesis on the paleo diet – to see what she can do for me.

I am so nervous.

Not only do I know that my diet must change – but I have to work on my thoughts, attitude and how I approach food.  I have always focused on my thoughts with the idea that losing weight will flow naturally after I change how I think.  But, perhaps it is something that happens simultaneously.

Say a little prayer for me – and let’s see how tomorrow goes.

Our choices!

Including what we choose to occupy mental real estate in our minds – what your thoughts.

Whether we realize it or not, we are making hundreds (maybe even thousands) of small choices every day. Of course, some choices are bigger than others. One day we may be choosing between two different companies that are offering a job. Another day we may be deciding between drinking coffee or green tea. While not…

via It Is Our Choices That Show What We Truly Are, Far More Than Our Abilities – J. K. Rowling — The Seeds 4 Life