Monday, January 12, 2015
I always say I don't like Mondays and this morning was no exception. However, my dear 83 year old Mom looked at me and said - "We can't get through the week without one" and that made me smile. While walking to work I thought about that - something as silly and obvious as her statement made me realize how powerful our thoughts are and how attitude can define how the day ahead will go. I think I have had so much stress on me these past months especially, that I have been living in a dark shadow. Now, I am stepping out into the light and lifting the weight off my shoulders. In doing so I am really seeing that allowing the stress and worry is not accomplishing anything. I notice that I have been able to get more control on my life.
By the way, since the New Year I have not consumed any chocolate and that includes anything that has chocolate in it. Nothing against chocolate - I just wanted to start making little changes and that was the first. Now, I am able to be aware of things that have refined sugar. It truly is my enemy and now that it is basically out of my system - I truly have no problem eating healthier and that is mainly due to not thinking all the time about food. That is what sugar does to me - almost like when the sugar was burnt off you carve that next fix. Last night I was sitting crocheting and watching TV and my stomach started growling a little. it hit me because I hadn't eaten supper yet and for the first time in a long time I actually felt hungry. My body was telling me it needed some fuel. I think I was just so used to eating when I wanted to that I never had to think about 'needing to fuel my body'. Without the sugar - it is like my mind fog is lifting and I can see clearer - and it is looking good! Cheers! Gwen