Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sometimes it would be easier to give up.

And that about says how I am feeling today. Yes I just want to give up and eat a LOT of chocolate and bread and crackers and chips. I want to..."Have the guts to just get really fat" {fried green tomatoes} and then after my little pity party I sigh and keep at it. My friend says that she is a work in progress. I LOVE IT! I am a work in progress.

1 comment:

cellosara said...

I won't lie to you and tell you that eating vegan is easy. I just really want a good, grilled chicken breast right now, and a lot of asparagus. I miss it. I'll be honest. But the benefits far outweigh the wants. Some days, I eat dairy. Last night, we had fresh-made chow mein, and the noodles were egg-based.
My hubby said: "make some rice".
"No," I said, "it's too much bother". I ate the noodles, and loved every bite.
I can taste the eggs and milk in bread products now. I can even smell them, but I get a lot of gain knowing that I don't beet myself up over it. It's not a big deal. The point is not that I've committed to a lifestyle change. That's only part of it. The point is that I'm getting healthy. I could do that with exercise too, and keeping track, and portions. Now I just take my time and eat for 20 minutes, until I'm full. If I were still eating meat and animal, (which I love), I'd chew a lot longer still, and eat less because the meat fibers take longer to process when you chew.

The point is, binge if you need to, but not longer than 2 days. It takes about 4 to make a bad habit,and 21 to make a good one. Eat a little bit of what you want, and follow it with a vegetable or piece of fruit. Or even fruit juice.
You look great, by the way.